Olly Morgan returns after shoulder injury

Gloucester Rugby welcome back full back Olly Morgan and number eight Luke Narraway for the visit of the Leicester Tigers to Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon (kick off 2:15pm).

Morgan, who signed a new three year contract with the club recently, has sat out the past two fixtures with a shoulder injury but returns in his usual number 15 shirt.

The only other change to the side that started against Harlequins last weekend sees club skipper Luke Narraway back at number eight with Alasdair Strokosch moving across to the blind side.

Recent clashes between the two sides at Kingsholm have been tight affairs with Gloucester winning 12-9 in 2009-10 and 19-12 in 2010-11. A third win in succession over the visitors will have to be earned the hard way according to Head Coach Bryan Redpath: “Their tenth position in the table doesn’t reflect on the ability of their squad. It just reflects on their injury list and the World Cup period.

“They’ll be fighting in every game now because they need to push for that top four and that’s what Leicester always target. It’s not going to be easy and it shouldn’t be easy. We have to earn our wins and we didn’t do that last week.”

Despite dominating territory and possession against Quins, Gloucester didn’t cross the try line last weekend , an aspect of the game that Redpath knows must be improved.

“We created plenty of opportunities against Harlequins last weekend but we weren’t clinical enough. We were just a bit off although it’s rare that we don’t take any of our chances.”

Starting XV:
Olly Morgan
Charlie Sharples
Henry Trinder
Mike Tindall
Lesley Vainikolo
Freddie Burns
Rory Lawson
Nick Wood
Darren Dawidiuk
Rupert Harden
Will James
Jim Hamilton
Alasdair Strokosch
Akapusi Qera
Luke Narraway (C)

Scott Lawson
Dan Murphy
Dario Chistolini
Peter Buxton
Brett Deacon
Dave Lewis
Tim Taylor
Jonny May