Gallagher Premiership
Venue: Kingston Park Date: Sunday, 23 December Kickoff: 15:00 GMT
Coverage: BBC local Celebrities; live text coverage on the BBC Sport website

Falcons will welcome Josh Matavesi after months out with an ankle injury for Gloucester’s visit.

The yield of Fiji center Matavesi is among five changes as Gary Graham, Logovi’i Mulipola, Calum Green and Alex Tait.

Charlie Sharples and with his 250th match will play .

Lewis Ludlow (wrist) is back after 2 weeks , however Danny Cipriani (chest muscle) can miss six weeks.

Ciaran Knight, Owen Williams, Tom Hudson and callum Braley return to Gloucester.

Replacements: McGuigan, Davison, D Wilson, Davidson, Burrows, Young, Connon, Arscott.

Gloucester: Woodward; Sharples, Twelvetrees, Hudson, Thorley; Williams, Braley; Hohneck, Visagie, Knight, Slater (capt), Mostert, Clarke, Ludlow, Morgan.

Replacements: Walker, McAllister, Balmain, Savage, Evans, Heinz, Trinder, Kriel.

Referee: Karl Dickson

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