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Chuter can't wait for kick-off

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With the Guinness Premiership Final now only hours away, Tigers hooker George Chuter cannot wait for the build-up to end and the action to finally get under way.

"We just want to get on with things now," says Chuter, who has played a major role in Tigers' recent success. "It's the stage of the season everyone's been waiting for.

"It's obviously going to be a very tough physical game but there will probably be a lot of running rugby as well. There's been a lot of good rugby played between the two sides in both the earlier games and, although a final brings with it a lot of pressure and there will be mistakes, I think the way both teams have played during the year will mean it's a fairly open game but with a big physical exchange up front."

Chuter and his Tigers team-mates are certainly aware of the dangers posed by Saturday's opponents, particularly after the Cherry and Whites demolished Saracens a Kingsholm last Saturday.

"Gloucester took Saracens apart at the weekend and Sarries are no mugs. It should be a really good match-up as they've got some fantastic players. I'm a huge fan of Ryan Lamb and Anthony Allen, Ian Balshaw's always a threat and James Simpson-Daniel as well. People like Anthony Allen made a real impression in the autumn and there will be more to come from him. These young guys seem to have the temperament that's suited to the big stage, so we know we have to put in a massive performance if we want to come away with a win."