Rugby

Bok lock to make first start for Gloucester

2018-12-14 08:29
Franco Mostert
Franco Mostert (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Springbok lock Franco Mostert will make his first start for Gloucester on Friday after a lengthy contract dispute with the Lions.

READ: Etzebeth to leave Stormers for Toulon

The 28-year-old has been at the centre of a tug-of-war between Gloucester and the Lions with the Johannesburg-based franchise alleging that there had been irregularities in the negotiations between Mostert and Gloucester. 

While the Lions have not let it go and have asked World Rugby to step in and rule on the dispute, Gloucester now seem confident that they have their man. 

Mostert has come off the bench for Gloucester already, but on Friday he will make his first start for his new club when they take on Exeter in a Champions Cup clash. 

Gloucester team:

15 Jason Woodward, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Billy Twelvetrees, 12 Owen Williams, 11 Ollie Thorley, 10 Danny Cipriani, 9 Willi Heinz (captain), 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Gareth Evans, 6 Freddie Clarke, 5 Franco Mostert, 4 Ed Slater, 3 Fraser Balmain, 2 Jaco Visagie, 1 Josh Hohneck

Substitutes: 16 Henry Walker, 17 Alex Seville, 18 Ciaran Knight, 19 Gerbrandt Grobler, 20 Alex Craig, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Matt Banahan, 23 Tom Hudson

Read more on:    gloucester  |  franco mostert  |  rugby

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
Vote

Following the conclusion of the various end of year tours to Europe, who is your favourite for the 2019 Rugby World Cup title?

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.