Gloucester name side for Challenge Cup Final

Gloucester name side for Challenge Cup Final

The Gloucester Rugby team to take on South Africa's Hollywoodbets Sharks at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London in the Challenge Cup Final tomorrow evening has been revealed.

There is good news for Cherry & Whites fans, with Santi Carreras included following his recovery from his appendix operation.

Up front, Jamal Ford-Robinson, Seb Blake and Fraser Balmain start in the front row, with Freddie Clarke and Arthur Clark in the boiler house.

Lewis Ludlow captains the side in the back row, where he's joined by Ruan Ackermann and the Stowford press Player of the Season, Zach Mercer.

Caolan Englefield was TNT Player of the Match in Gloucester's last game out, against Newcastle Falcons last week, he starts at scrum-half, with Adam Hastings playing his last game for the Club outside him.

Seb Atkinson and Chris line up in the midfield, with Carreras being flanked in the back three by Ollie Thorley and Jonny May, who is set for his 193rd and final appearance in Cherry & White.

Also set to depart in the summer, Santi Socino, is set for a last hurrah for Gloucester from the bench. Mayco Vivas, Ciaran Knight, Albert Tuisue and Jack Clement are also in reserve for the forwards.

Stephen Varney, Max Llewellyn and Josh Hathaway are set to cover the backs positions.


15. Santi Carreras

14. Jonny May*

13. Chris Harris

12. Seb Atkinson*

11. Ollie Thorley*

10. Adam Hastings

9. Caolan Englefield

1. Jamal Ford-Robinson

2. Seb Blake*

3. Fraser Balmain

4. Freddie Clarke*

5. Arthur Clark*

  1. Ruan Ackermann

7. Lewis Ludlow* (C)

8. Zach Mercer


16. Santi Socino

17. Mayco Vivas

18. Kirill Gotovtsev

19. Albert Tuisue

20. Jack Clement*

21. Stephen Varney*

22. Max Llewellyn

23. Josh Hathaway*

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