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Gloucester Rugby: Trinder set for rest

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 02, 2014

Trinder is struggling with a groin problem

Trinder is struggling with a groin problem

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HENRY Trinder is set to be rested against Saracens – opening the door for Freddie Burns to return to the Gloucester starting-line-up.

The in-form centre has been struggling with a groin injury which the Cherry and Whites are continuing to assess.

But he is likely to be left out of Saturday’s Premiership encounter, with two key Heineken Cup clashes, against Munster and Perpignan, looming on the horizon.

Trinder’s absence will see Burns return to the fly-half jersey, following two weeks on the bench, with Billy Twelvetrees moving across to inside centre.

Nigel Davies said: “Henry is having an ongoing problem with his groin and we’re monitoring that. He will probably need a rest sooner rather than later to let that calm down.”

Saracens will arrive at Kingsholm in a rich vein of form, targeting a TENTH straight victory in all competitions.

Davies expects a full-blooded encounter but has urged his side to build on their festive double.

He said: “It was a big couple of weeks for us over the Christmas period and we definitely needed two wins. Both games were difficult and we had to be very pragmatic in how we approached them in terms of selection and how we played.

“We deserved to win both matches. There’s still a lot that we can improve on but from where we were we did the right thing and we can now build from those performances.

“Saracens are playing extremely well and bring a different challenge to the last two games.

“They are extremely physical, very committed and accurate in what they do.

“They look to pressurise teams and it’s a really big challenge for us but a good one.

“They play a very structured game and do it very well. Worcester played into their hands – you have to be very mindful you don’t play into the pressure they create.

“We’re expecting a very heavy pitch and conditions will dictate a lot. It could be a very brutal encounter.”

Burns’ expected return comes despite ongoing speculation over his future and an impending move to Leicester Tigers.

Davies claims there have been no further developments but admits planning for unspecific positions is ongoing.

Gloucester have been linked to a host of potential suitors for the number 10 jersey, including Wales fly-half Rhys Priestland and New Zealander Stephen Brett.

Davies added: “Obviously I know Rhys very well. He came through the Scarlets system with me and is a very good player but we need to be mindful of what’s available in every position.

“There’s a lot that goes on, recruitment is a huge part of the game these days and it’s just as important as what happens on the field.

“We have a vast database on players and knowledge of all players in Europe and the southern hemisphere. It’s important we maintain that knowledge of the players available.

“You’re probably looking at six or seven players in any one position at any one time and when it becomes more in the line of fire you escalate above that.

“There are certain names everyone will know and recognise and others that are under the radar. We are in contact with players.”

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  • SamGlaws33  |  January 04 2014, 6:22PM

    A troll is a troll and peh45, who also posts his dull nonsense under the identities of Django-d/gloslover-not/dumbanddumber20/dopey-lerone, is a clueless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll who has no idea where Kingsholm is because he doesn't even support Gloucester Rugby, He has no idea about rugby union either as he loves watching wendyball. And as for his absolutely laughable comments about Mike Tindall's contract offers a couple of years ago.... let's put it this way, he ended up with mega-dollops of egg on his face. He has been chippy ever since.

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  • Sandy622  |  January 04 2014, 6:17PM

    Let's face it, Gloucester's scrum is never the same without Rupҽrt Hardҽn anchoring it and we have no effective maul or defence against it when he is not on the field. Nigel Davies knows that which is why he (and not the clueless multi-identitied troll peh45/Django-d/shedheadNOT/gloslover-not/dopey-lerone/bikeshed/dumbanddumber20) selects Harden to start in the tough, critical games.

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  • Siglaws  |  January 04 2014, 6:13PM

    Laughing at the clueless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll peh45 aka Django-d/gloslover-not/dopey-lerone/bikeshed/dumbanddumber20 pretending that he knows anything about rugby or that he is remotely interested in Gloucester Rugby. He is getting so upset because his "partner" has sprung a leak and Halfords isn't open so that he can get a puncture repair kit. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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  • SamGlaws33  |  January 04 2014, 6:11PM

    Nigel Davies knows that Harden is his top tight head; everyone else knows that Rupҽrt Hardҽn is the best tight head at Glaws. The only one who thinks otherwise and thinks he is better than Nigel Davies is the troll peh45/Django-d/gloslover-not/dopey-lerone/bikeshed/dumbanddumber20 etc.

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  • mattw76  |  January 04 2014, 6:07PM

    Peh45 aka Django-d aka dopey-lerone/dumbanddumber20 is upset because he has been found out using another of his Gloucester Rugby hating troll identities. Now he is on his big-baby anti-Rupҽrt Hardҽn mega-rant just because Harden has proved him so wrong time after time with his brilliant displays of tight head rugby.

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  • Sandy622  |  January 04 2014, 6:04PM

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Laugh at the useless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating peh45 aka Django-d aka shedheadNEVER aka gloslover-not or DumbAndDumber20 or dopey_lerone if he prefers. He is soooo upset that he has been found out with his latest identity. He knows absolutely nothing about rugby union, sat in his sad home for sad lonely old men.

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  • SamGlaws33  |  January 04 2014, 5:59PM

    It's hilarious the way the Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-troll switches from his "peh45" identity to his "Django-d"/"shedheadNOT"/"gloslover-NOT"/"spinelessjim" identities expecting everyone to take him seriously. The fact is he is a clueless troll who has no idea about Gloucester Rugby or any of its players and he hasn't the first clue where Kingsholm is.

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  • mattw76  |  January 04 2014, 5:57PM

    Let's face it, the so-called "peh45" is just the same clueless old Gloucester hating multi-identity troll who has never been to any Gloucester game at Kingsholm, let alone any away and has no idea about front row play. He doesn't even know what the Shed is. And that is all because he is most definitely NOT a Gloucester Rugby supporter. # Rupҽrt Hardҽn is Gloucester Rugby's stand-out tight head. ND knows it which is why he selects him to start all the critical games.

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  • Sandy622  |  January 04 2014, 5:54PM

    Laugh at the brain-dead troll peh45 aka Django-d aka shedheadNOT aka gloslover-NOT pretending to be a Gloucester Rugby supporter. The fact is, he is a clueless idiot who knows absolutely nothing about Gloucester Rugby or rugby union. In fact, he knows so little about anything that it comes as no surprise that his daily routine includes a visit to the job centre.

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  • Siglaws  |  January 04 2014, 5:51PM

    ...And up pops the very Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating multi-troll, "Django-D" AKA "peh45", with his usual drivel demonstrating again that he hasn't got the first clue about rugby union. Remember, he has never been to any Gloucester Rugby games and he has no idea where Kingsholm is or who any of the players are. He most certainly has never, ever played the game and, once again, he has just proven how clueless and dull he is.

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