cheap nba jerseys Billy Burns to start for Gloucester against Bath Rugby at the Rec
Team News: Billy Burns to start for Gloucester against Bath Rugby at the RecThere won’t be a head to head with his brother Freddie, who is still banned13:01, 27 OCT 2017Updated12:16, 29 OCT 2017Billy Burns sprays out a pass for Gloucester (Image: David Rogers/Getty Images) While Freddie serves the final week of his ban for a tip tackle against Worcester Warriors, younger sibling Billy will wear the number 15 shirt for the Cherry and Whites.Speaking to the Stroud News and Journal,
the 23 year old revealed his first experience of the famous fixture.”I ball boyed at Bath when I was a really young lad,” said Billy, who was blue, black and white when he was younger. Bath won in the last minute of the game.”I can’t remember who scored, but it was one of those games when I was so close to the pitch and I couldn’t believe how physical it was.”(Image: David Rogers/Getty Images)The last encounter between the two sides was a thrilling one,
with Bath winning 44 20 in April and Taulupe Faletau scoring a hat trick.Billy, who was born in the city, went to Beechen Cliff School and played for Avon RFC, added: “It’s a massive game. It’s such a great occasion every year, whether it’s at Kingsholm or at the Rec.Six Bath Rugby players selected for England’s autumn squad,
including ‘apprentice’ Zach Mercer”The buzz about town in the week leading into it, it might sound like a clich but you can genuinely feel it.”We tasted victory there a couple of years ago (2016) away from home, which still stands out as one of the best games I’ve played in.”This Sunday’s encounter (3pm) will be Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann’s first experience of the derby.He said: “I’ve heard a few people talking about it but have to admit that I’m not too sure about the whole history of it.”To me, it’s quite important that we treat it as just another game.Poll Result: The Bath Rugby XV the fans want to start against Gloucester at the Rec”We play a lot of games and you can’t make one game more special than another, your focus must be the same.”I know (ex Canterbury Crusaders coach) Todd Blackadder from coaching against him in Super Rugby and I have the highest respect for what he’s achieved as a player and a coach.”I know it’s going to be a massive challenge on Sunday.”For the first time since 2008,
Gloucester have no players selected for the England squad this autumn.