2019-20 Premiership Rugby – Gloucester vs London Irish Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Gloucester vs London Irish taking place? Saturday 5th September, 2020 – 16:30 (UK)

Where is Gloucester vs London Irish taking place? Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester

What is the expected weather for Gloucester vs London Irish? Expected weather & temperature here

Where can I get tickets for Gloucester vs London Irish? This match will be played behind closed doors

What television channel is Gloucester vs London Irish on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Gloucester vs London Irish? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

TEAM NEWS

Gloucester: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Ollie Thorley, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Jonny May, 10 Lloyd Evans, 9 Stephen Varney, 8 Jake Polledri, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Jack Clement, 5 Matt Garvey, 4 Ed Slater, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Franco Marais, 1 Val Rapava-Ruskin

Replacements: 16 Jack Singleton, 17 Corne Fourie, 18 Jack Stanley, 19 Ruan Ackermann, 20 Jordy Reid, 21 Joe Simpson, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Louis Rees-Zammit

London Irish: 15 Tom Homer, 14 Ben Loader, 13 Matt Williams, 12 Terrence Hepetema, 11 Ollie Hassell-Collins, 10 Paddy Jackson, 9 Nick Phipps, 8 Albert Tuisue, 7 Blair Cowan (c), 6 Matt Rogerson, 5 Sebastian de Chaves, 4 George Nott, 3 Sekope Kepu, 2 Agustin Creevy, 1 Harry Elrington

Replacements: 16 Matt Cornish, 17 Will Goodrick-Clarke, 18 Ollie Hoskins, 19 Jack Cooke, 20 Ben Donnell, 21 Ben Meehan, 22 Ross Neal, 23 James Stokes

THE PREDICTION

It has been a mixed restart for both of these teams as their motivation since the resumption has wavered throughout. Gloucester are coming off a good win over Leicester and that has convinced coach George Skivington to just make five changes for this game. They had lost three home games in a row prior to that win and they now have a chance to register back-to-back home wins here. They will fancy their chances against this struggling London Irish and they should ultimately be able to outscore them in a game that could contain plenty of points.

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