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Posted Monday, May 17th 2021

Match preview: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Everything you need to know ahead of the round 19 Gallagher Premiership clash with Gloucester at Ashton Gate.


GLOUCESTER RUGBY LINEUP

15. Kyle Moyle, 14. Louis Rees-Zammit, 13. Giorgi Kveseladze, 12. Mark Atkinson, 11. Santiago Carreras, 10. Billy Twelvetrees, 9. Willi Heinz; 1. Val Rapava-Ruskin, 2. Jack Singleton, 3. Fraser Balmain, 4. Ed Slater, 5. Matias Alemanno, 6. Jordy Reid, 7. Lewis Ludlow (c), 8. Ruan Ackermann.

Replacements: 16. Henry Walker, 17. Jamal Ford-Robinson, 18. Jack Stanley, 19. Ben Morgan, 20. Jack Clement, 21. Stephen Varney, 22. Lloyd Evans, 23. Ollie Thorley.

WHEN AND WHERE

The Bears' Gallagher Premiership Round 19 clash with Gloucester at Ashton Gate is on Monday, May 17th, with kick-off at 7.45pm (UK).

In the UK, the game will be televised on BT Sport 1 HD and broadcast live on BBC Radio Bristol - and you can also follow all the action in our Matchday Centre on bristolbearsrugby.com and on Twitter: @BristolBears, whilst highlights will be available to watch from 10am the following day.

FORM GUIDE

Bristol Bears only defeat since Round Eight of Gallagher Premiership Rugby was 12-20 at home to Exeter on April 23rd. Bristol have not lost successive Premiership Rugby matches at Ashton Gate since November 2018.

Gloucester Rugby have won three of their last four Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches, with their 31-7 victory at Northampton on Saturday being only their second away win in Premiership Rugby this season. The Cherry and Whites have not won back-to-back away matches in the tournament since April 2019.

Bristol have won their last four Premiership Rugby matches against Gloucester since their West Country rivals 35-13 win at Kingsholm in September 2018. Gloucester have not tasted success at Ashton Gate since March 2017.

OFFICIALS

Referee: Craig Maxwell-Keys (94th Premiership game). Assistant Referees: Anthony Woodthorpe & Gareth Holsgrove. TMO: Rowan Kitt. Citing Officer: Duncan Bell.


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