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Gloucester change 4 from semi-final for Sharks showdown

By Josh Raisey
Santi Carreras of Gloucester Rugby reacts after during the EPCR Challenge Cup match between Gloucester Rugby and ASM Clermont Auvergne at Kingsholm Stadium on December 15, 2023 in Gloucester, England. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Gloucester have made four changes to the starting XV to face the Sharks on Friday in the Challenge Cup final from the one that triumphed over Benetton in the semi-finals.

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Three of the changes come in the pack, with both props changing to take on a formidable Sharks front row at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Loosehead Jamal Ford-Robinson has come into the starting XV to replace Mayco Vivas, who has dropped to the bench. Fraser Balmain starts at tighthead, with Kirill Gotovtsev also joining the replacements.

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The final change in the pack sees Arthur Clark start in place of Freddie Thomas in the second row.

Argentina fullback Santi Carreras has recovered after having his appendix removed to take his place in the starting line-up again, taking the place of Josh Hathaway in the No15 jersey.

Fixture
Challenge Cup
Gloucester
22 - 36
Full-time
Sharks
All Stats and Data

The final will be the last appearance for some of the Cherry and Whites, with both Jonny May and Adam Hastings set to leave Kingsholm at the end of the season.

Gloucester XV
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
6. Ruan Ackermann
7. Lewis Ludlow (C)
8. Zach Mercer

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Replacements
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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