LIST | 2 Areas Gloucester Need to Strengthen & the Players They Could Sign to Fix Them

We look at where Gloucester boss George Skivington needs to strengthen and the players they should target to fill those gaps…

1. Goalkicking

This is a serious issue for the Cherry & Whites. Their two primary goalkickers, Danny Cipriani (63.2%) and Billy Twelvetrees (62.4%), are ranked as the bottom two in the Gallagher Premiership in regard to success rate.

Gloucester would ideally want to keep Cipriani at fly-half due to his playmaker role in the side, meaning a goalkicker elsewhere in the backline would be the perfect signing.

An affordable option would by Coventry’s Rory Jennings, who can operate at inside centre. The 24-year-old former England U20 star, who recently joined Leicester Tigers on loan, finished second top scorer in the Championship before the season came to an abrupt end.

Rory Jennings Of England U20s kicks a penalty kick against France U20s

More of a marquee signing would be 47-cap Wallabies star Matt Toomua, who is reportedly available for a loan move after being forced into a paycut by the Australian Rugby Union. The 30-year-old, who can also play inside-centre, scored 75 points in his 41 games for Leicester Tigers.


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