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Gloucester team for Welford Road

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Olly Barkley has been brought into the Gloucester starting line-up for Saturday's match at Welford Road after injury to James Simpson-Daniel.

Centre Simpson-Daniel, who scored twice in a four-minute spell against Bath last Saturday, is ruled out by a side injury.

The other change to the team that beat Bath 36-27 sees a return for Luke Narraway, who comes in for Apo Satala who is with Fiji at the World Cup Sevens.

“To lose a player of Simpson-Daniel’s quality for a game of this magnitude is significant because he is such an attacking threat,” said head coach Dean Ryan.

“Bath played their part last Saturday but for us it was confirmation that things we have been working on are starting to take shape. There were fundamentals in our game that turned up last weekend and enabled us to execute our game.

“Those are the levels that are demanded again tomorrow against a very good side.”

Gloucester Rugby (v Leicester Tigers, Welford Road, Saturday 2.45pm):
15 Olly Morgan
14 Iain Balshaw
13 Anthony Allen
12 Olly Barkley
11 Charlie Sharples
10 Carlos Spencer
9 Rory Lawson
1 Nick Wood
2 Olivier Azam
3 Greg Somerville
4 Adam Eustace
5 Alex Brown
6 Luke Narraway
7 Andy Hazell
8 Gareth Delve

16 Andy Titterrell
17 Carlos Nieto
18 Marco Bortolami
19 Alasdair Strokosch
20 Ryan Lamb
21 Henry Trinder
22 Mark Foster