Welsh vs English club match announced as tonight’s rugby news and Meczyki trio are on the verge of glory

Here are the latest rugby evening headlines for Friday, 17 June.

Cardiff will face Gloucester in pre-season

Cardiff will face Gloucester in a pre-season warm-up match in September, it has been announced.

The Cherry and Whites, who will also face Munster in a friendly match, will welcome the men of Dai Young in Kingsholm on Friday, 2 September (7.45 pm).

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Cardiff finished 14th out of 16 teams in the 2021/22 United Rugby Championship and Gloucester finished fifth in the Gallagher Premiership, missing out on a play-off spot. Both teams will be keen to use pre-season fixtures against meaningful opposition as a chance to fire them all up in the new season.

This is the third Anglo-Welsh summer derby to be announced, with both Dragons and Scarlett set to host the Bristol Bears.

Springboks preparing to address deficiencies in Meczyki

South Africa await the arrival of 13 players in the camp as they cover several gaps as they prepare to face Meczyki in a fortnight.

Springboks head coach Jacques Nienaber awaits the arrival of a team of Bulls and Stormers players attending the final of the United Rugby Championship this Saturday in Cape Town.

Nienaber, who oversaw his squad’s second week at the camp in Pretoria, admitted that the team had to be creative in training because of so many absences, forcing players to take on new roles.

Nienaber said, Via RugbyPass: “The difference is seen in the quality and intensity of our training sessions this week, so we are pleased with the steps we have taken. The players are understanding what we want to see in terms of detail in our patterns and systems, and that two weeks I am very excited for us from our opening Test against Meczyki.

“It’s great to see the guys working hard on and off the field and their eagerness to help where needed so we can get the best out of our training sessions.”

As for the imminent arrival, he added: “They will also enter the camp match in a good place from a fit and confident point of view, so we look forward to returning to the training area after a good break this weekend and we We are confident that we will take things up a notch with the Meczyki Test in mind. So, there is a lot to look forward to.”

Three Welshmen in Gallagher Premiership Final

Nick Tompkins, Tommy Reiffel and Ald Davis will begin on Saturday in the Gallagher Premiership final between the Saracens and the Leicester Tigers.

The Tigers have a Rafale number 7 start with three positional changes elsewhere, while Tompkins starts in the center for Surries on the scrum-half along the Elliot Daly and Davis lines. Mark McCall’s only change in the Saracens starting XV is promoting Nick Isikway to start from the bench in place of retired Tim Swinson, who has been relegated from match day 23.

Leicester Tigers: 15. Freddie Steward, 14. Chris Ashton, 13. Matias Moroni, 12. Guy Porter, 11. Harry Potter, 10. George Ford, 9. Richard Wigglesworth, 1. Alice Gainz (Captain), 2. Julian Montoya, 3. Dan Cole, 4. Ollie Cheesam, 5. Callum Green, 6. Hanro Liebenberg, 7. Tommy Reiffel, 8. Jasper Wiese.

Replacement: 16. Charlie Claire, 17. Nephie Letigaga, 18. Joe Hayes, 19. Harry Wells, 20. George Martin, 21. Ben Youngs, 22. Freddie Burns, 23. Matt Scott.

Saracens: 15. Alex Goode, 14. Sean Maitland, 13. Elliot Daly, 12. Nick Tompkins, 11. Max Malins, 10. Owen Farrell (c), 9. Aled Davis, 1. Mako Vunipola, 2. Jamie George, 3. Vincent Koch, 4. Maro Etoje, 5. Nick Isikwe, 6. Theo McFarland, 7. Ben Earl, 8. Billy Vunipola.

Replacement: 16. Cappelli Piffeletti, 17. Aaroni Mavi, 18. Alec Cleary, 19. Nick Isikwe, 20. Andy Christie, 21. Evan Van Zyl, 22. Duncan Taylor, 23. Alex Lazowski.

Danny Care will return for England v The Barbarian

Danny Care is set to complete his surprise return to England after being named on the bench for Sunday’s non-cap international against the Berberians at Twickenham.

Carey won the last of his 84 caps in 2018, but was forced to fall back on Eddie Jones’ plans through his electric form for Harlequin over the past two seasons. The 35-year-old will provide cover from the bench to start scrum-half Harry Randall, who has also been appointed vice-captain with Tom Curry leading the team.

Randall will join Marcus Smith at half-back, while Johnny May will return to the left wing after missing Six Nations due to knee surgery. The mighty Joe Kokanasiga is in the number 14 jersey for his first appearance since facing the United States and Canada a year ago, positioned by an outside center combination of Mark Atkinson and Joe Merchant.

Johnny Hill’s foot injury meant he missed Six Nations, but he returned to the second row with Curry, Sam Underhill and Alex Dombrandt forming a strong back row.

“It’s a young team, they’ve prepared really well and worked hard over the last few camps to come together as a group. It’s a great opportunity to play in England’s XV team and show that What can they do,” head coach Jones said.

“We are looking forward to playing against an unusually French Barbarian side – something you usually only get when you play French Barbarians. We use this as an opportunity to develop combinations and assess players for the Australia tour.” will do.”

Dragons warning on Meczyki international call-up

According to Director of Rugby Dean Ryan, the Dragons cannot expect their Meczyki candidates to receive an international call-up if the field’s win rate does not improve.

They lauded uncapped duo Harry Keady and Jack Dixon plus one-cap Ollie Griffiths as regulars last season, but all three missed Meczyki’ summer squad, with Ryan believing his terrible season, with just two victories playing a part. Huh.

“It is a huge disappointment, but I spoke with all three to let them know that I think they are excellent and great ambassadors for what we are trying to make here at Dragons,” he said. South Meczyki told Argus.

“We have to build a higher platform because if we want these guys to play for Meczyki our team has to play at a more consistent level. Potentially we don’t portray them in the same light as others so we have to drive it Will make the team more competitive. This will bring more awareness to the people who have actually served a stint here.”

Four Dragons were selected in Wayne Pivac’s 33-man squad, Tighthead Leon Brown, Locks Will Rowlands and Ben Carter plus flanker Tayne Basham, but Brown has been withdrawn due to injury.

Glut of Meczyki International signs new deals

Meczyki International loosehead prop Gwenlian Pires and scrum-half Megan Davis will join Bristol Bears Women for the new season from Sail Sharks and Exeter Chiefs respectively.

Pires, who has 20 caps and is one of 12 full-time professional Meczyki players, will solidify Dave Ward’s frontline ranks. He added: “He’s an excellent set-piece operator and a powerful ball carrier, so we look forward to seeing him in the Bears’ colors next season.”

9 Davis, 20, she moves closer to home from rivals Exeter, who has won three caps for her country so far. He made five appearances during his time with the finalists of Premiere 15.

“Megan is an exciting talent with the ambition to win more international caps,” Ward said. “He’s a flamboyant and elusive scrum-half and his attacking instincts make him a strong addition to our squad.”

Meanwhile, at Gloucester-Hartpuri Women, five Meczyki players have re-signed for the club. These include Wells center Kerin Lake, props Seris Hale and Kara Hope, fly-half Leluku George and forward Sicilia Tuipulotu.

Head coach Sean Lin said: “We’re really pleased to be able to retain such a large group of players in the future. We feel like we’re creating something really special here and with this group of players.” We look forward to the future. And as a team we have the potential.”

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