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Gloucester Team Announced

17th January 2004 By Munster Rugby

Gloucester Team Announced

Gloucester Rugby Club make one change to the line-up that defeated Munster 22-11 last Saturday for the round four Heineken Cup pool game this weekend.

Gloucester Rugby Club make one change to the line-up that defeated Munster 22-11 last Saturday for the round four Heineken Cup pool game this weekend.

Gloucester Rugby Club make one change to the line-up that defeated Munster 22-11 last Saturday for the round four Heineken Cup pool game this weekend.

Saturday sees the Cherry and Whites travel to Thomond Park for the second clash between the two sides in as many weeks.

Director of rugby Nigel Melville brings in Chris Fortey to the front row after he missed last Saturday’s win through suspension. The 28 year-old replaces the impressive Chris Collins, who made his first start of the season last weekend.

England tight-head prop Phil Vickery starts from the bench as does back-row forward James Forrester. Vickery returns after four weeks out and Forrester has missed the last seven weeks with an ankle injury.

Director of rugby Nigel Melville retains Samoan centre Terry Fanolua in the centre after the 29 year-old made a full recovery from a knock he picked up against the Irish province last Saturday.

Still absent for the Cherry and Whites team are Thinus Delport (long-term knee), Steve Brotherstone (long-term knee), Andy Hazell (stomach) and Simon Amor (rib).

Gloucester line-up:

15. Jon Goodridge 14. Marcel Garvey 13. Terry Fanolua 12. Henry Paul 11. James Simpson-Daniel 10. Duncan McRae 9. Andy Gomarsall 1. Trevor Woodman 2. Chris Fortey 3. Andy Deacon 4. Alex Brown 5. Mark Cornwell 6. Jake Boer (c) 7. Peter Buxton 8. Junior Paramore

Replacements: 16. Chris Collins (hooker) 17. Phil Vickery (prop) 18. Rodrigo Roncero (prop) 19. Adam Eustace (lock) 20. James Forrester (back-row) 21. Alex Page (scrum-half) 22. Robert Todd (centre/wing)

Munster Team to Face Gloucester:

Shaun Payne; John Kelly, Mike Mullins, Rob Henderson, Anthony Horgan; Ronan O’Gara, Peter Stringer; Marcus Horan, Frank Sheahan, John Hayes; Donncha O’Callaghan, Paul O’Connell; Jim Williams capt, David Wallace, Anthony Foley.

Replacements: James Blaney, Gordon McIlwham, David Pusey, Stephen Keogh, Eoin Reddan, Jeremy Staunton, Jason Holland

Can people get in early to Thomond park to get the atmosphere going? The lads will be out warming up on the pitch from 4 – 4.15pm and it would be great to see some support there for them at that stage.

Also the band Spailpin will be playing from 3.30pm onwards in Thomond park.

Munster v Gloucester Saturday 17 January, kick off 5pm Pool Five, Round Four, Heineken Cup ALL tickets SOLD OUT

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