2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Gloucester vs Bristol Bears Preview & Prediction
When is Gloucester vs Bristol Bears taking place? Friday 21st August, 2020 – 19:45 (UK)
Where is Gloucester vs Bristol Bears taking place? Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
What is the expected weather for Gloucester vs Bristol Bears? 18c cloudy
Where can I get tickets for Gloucester vs Bristol Bears? This match will be played behind closed doors
What television channel is Gloucester vs Bristol Bears on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule
Where can I stream Gloucester vs Bristol Bears? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app
THE TEAM NEWS
Gloucester: Rees-Zammit; Thorley, Harris, Twelvetrees, May; Cipriani, Simpson; Rapava-Ruskin, Singleton, Balmain, Slater, Garvey, Ackermann, Ludlow, Polledri.
Replacements: Marais, Mulipola, Stanley, Drake, Clement, Varney, Seabrook, Sharples.
Bristol Bears: Malins; Leiua, Radradra, Piutau, Purdy; Sheedy, Uren; Woolmore, Thacker, Sinckler, Joyce, Vui, Luatua (capt), Earl, Hughes.
Replacements: Capon, Thomas, Lahiff, Holmes, Thomas, Randall, Eden, Morahan.
Both of these teams picked up impressive wins last weekend as Gloucester beat Worcester Warriors 44-15 away from home while Bristol squeezed a 16-12 win over Saracens. Despite those wins, both sides will tweak their line-ups with Matt Garvey and Louis Rees-Zammit coming in for the hosts and Kyle Sinckler making his first start for the Bears. It is the Bristol side that have had the edge in recent derby matches with Gloucester winning the last three and they have to be favoured to pick up another win here too.