Gloucester’s Changes For Quarter-Final Against Cardiff
Gloucester Rugby in-order to make their performance intense have made three changes in the starting line-up of the team, one tactical and two injuries-enforced, for the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup at home to Cardiff Blues.
The match will start at 8:05pm sharp.
Team Gloucester returns to the European action on the evening of Saturday what could well be an encounter of classic Anglo-Welsh against the Blues.
Fresh off a Premiership victory of 32-14 over Bristol Rugby last weekend, team Gloucester made one change in the pack and two in the backs.
Andrew Symons and David Halaifonua picked up injuries at Ashton Gate and were replaced by Billy Twelvetrees and Charlie Sharples respectively. Meanwhile, Ross Moriarty took back the place of Sione Kalamafoni.
The other replacement includes the return of Mark Atkinson. The player has been sidelined after the game at La Rochelle in the mid of December.
Giving the preview of the game to the local media this week, David Humphreys the Director of Rugby confirmed the importance of the game also admitted that the whole team members are looking forward to it.
He said, “We know the importance of game very much. And for a few weeks, it is being in the background. This is a knockout competition. It is the same game that we have enjoyed over the course since last two years, and now everyone is looking forward for the same.
“But we are conscious that we have to build on the performance of last week, which was good, however, this weekend we have to get to be better than before.”
He further added that “For most of us, the match against the Dragons last year was a low point. So, we know the important this game in this season.”