RUGBY: Will James to skipper Gloucester against Munster on 150th appearance
1:21pm Saturday 19th October 2013 in Sport
TODAY'S Heineken Cup match at Munster will be a memorable occasion for more than one reason for second row Will James, as he skippers the side on his 150th competitive appearance for the club.
James will lead a side that got its Heineken Cup campaign off to a winning start last weekend with a win at Kingsholm over Perpignan.
The Welsh international captains a side which retains just three players from last weekend's starting line-up – Jonny May, Ryan Mills and Mike Tindall – as director of rugby Nigel Davies lives up to his promise to rotate the squad.
With Munster looking to bounce back from defeat in Edinburgh last weekend, Davies admits that he is expecting a reaction from the home side.
"When the draw was made, this one stood out and we're looking forward to it. There's a rich history between the two clubs.
"It's a huge challenge for us. They're coming off the back of a bad loss and I'm sure they're going to come out all guns blazing, which they always do at Thomond Park anyway.
Gloucester Rugby: Martyn Thomas; Charlie Sharples, Mike Tindall, Ryan Mills, Jonny May; Jonny Bentley, Dan Robson; Dan Murphy, Darren Dawidiuk, Rupert Harden; Lua Lokotui, Will James (capt); Matt Cox, Akapusi Qera, Ben Morgan. Replacements: Dan George, Yann Thomas, James Gibbons, James Hudson, Gareth Evans, Tavis Knoyle, Freddie Burns, Rob Cook.
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