Feb 19, 2016
Five Gloucester Players To Watch
Ahead of Saturday's clash we preview some of Gloucester's dangermen
Richard Hibbard – Now in his second season at Gloucester, following his move from Ospreys, Hibbard has become a key player for the Cherry and Whites. The 32-year-old has won 38 caps for his country but has made more appearances for The British Lions (three) than at a World Cup (0).
Matt Kvesic – The 23-year-old back-row forward has been tipped as a future England star and has been included in Eddie Jones’ Six Nations squads. He grew up in Devon but was born in Germany to a Croatian father, who served in the British Army, and a Polish mother.
Will Heinz – The uncapped Kiwi has made a promising start to his Kingsholm career as he continues his comeback from a broken leg suffered last season. He joined from his hometown club, The Crusaders, where he played alongside a little known fly-half called Dan Carter.
James Hook – The veteran fly-half may have fallen out with Warren Gatland but his form for his club has been as good as ever. He was instrumental in Gloucester’s win over Harlequins last weekend and Sarries’ fans only have to think back to last year’s 50m winning penalty kick to know how dangerous a player Hook is.
Charlie Sharples – This guy seems to have been around as long as time itself yet he is still only 26. The winger is a local lad who has got to live the dream of playing for his hometown club and is set to stay there for the foreseeable after signing a long-term contract last July.