It’s game day.
Gloucester Rugby host Bristol Bears in Round Nine of the Gallagher Premiership at Kingsholm in a battle of bottom of the table against top.
Both teams come into the game off the back of defeats.
The Cherry and Whites were beaten 32-26 away at London Irish while Bristol Bears were beaten 13-20 by Sale Sharks in a rare defeat at Ashton Gate.
Both teams are missing key men for the encounter with Bristol centre Semi Radradra out for up two months with a knee injury.
The game kicks off at 7.45pm on Friday night.
When is Gloucester vs Bristol Bears taking place? Friday 12th February, 2021 – 19:45 (UK)
Where is Gloucester vs Bristol Bears taking place? Kingsholm Stadium, Gloucester
Where can I get tickets for Gloucester vs Bristol Bears? Check official club websites for information about purchasing tickets
What television channel is Gloucester vs Bristol Bears on? BT Sport have the rights to televise Gallagher Premiership matches so it is worth checking their schedule
Where can I stream Gloucester vs Bristol Bears? If televised on BT Sport, then subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app
THE TEAM NEWS
Gloucester: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Santiago Carreras, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Billy Twelvetrees, 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Freddie Clarke, 7 Lewis Ludlow (c), 6 Jamie Gibson, 5 Matias Alemanno, 4 Matt Garvey, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Henry Walker, 1 Val Rapava-Ruskin
Replacements: 16 Santiago Socino, 17 Alex Seville, 18 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19 Alex Craig, 20 Ben Morgan, 21 Charlie Chapman, 22 Giorgi Kveseladze, 23 Kyle Moyle
Bristol Bears: 15 Charles Piutau, 14 Luke Morahan, 13 Piers O’Conor, 12 Siale Piutau, 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Ioan Lloyd, 9 Andy Uren, 8 Nathan Hughes, 7 Dan Thomas, 6 Jake Heenan, 5 Chris Vui, 4 Dave Attwood, 3 John Afoa (c), 2 Bryan Byrne, 1 Nahuel Tetaz Chaparro
Replacements: 16 Will Capon, 17 Jake Woolmore, 18 Jake Armstrong, 19 Ed Holmes, 20 Fitz Harding, 21 Tom Kessell, 22 Sam Bedlow, 23 Alapati Leiua
It was a tumultuous weekend in the Premiership last time out with Bristol Bears losing their mojo at home to Sale, where they lost 13-20 to stay above Exeter Chiefs by just two points.
The lead changed hands four times at Ashton Gate as both teams battled well and they will not look to change too much as they travel to Gloucester for another Friday night match. This time they should find a much easier opponent waiting,
with Gloucester still bottom of the table after a close 32-26 defeat at London Irish. One Premiership win from eight matches played is no kind of form to host the leaders with here and Bristol should be able to cover -7 in victory away from home.