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If Gloucester are serious about making the play offs in May this weekend’s clash with Leicester will be a major step on the road to achieving their goal. Carl Hogg in fact goes as far as to say it is the ultimate test of their play off credentials.
Gloucester have won three on the bounce to find themselves in fifth going into this clash and in with a real chance of making the play offs this season. Having beaten the likes of league leaders Harlequins and third place Northampton in recent weeks this month was always going to be huge for Gloucester and they have come through in impressive style.
Assistant coach, Hogg feels that while their recent form has been impressive they will be in for their sternest test at the weekend. Leicester started drastically poorly but have recovered in recent months and now find themselves sitting fourth and they have scored more tries than any other team in the league this season.
Hogg feels that his side have an excellent chance of victory over the ever strong Leicester side if they “get the basics right”. Leicester’s pack will punish any errors and have done so all season since their return to form. If Gloucester can keep it tight up front and give their backs the best possible service it will swing the pendulum the way of the Cherry and Whites. The Gloucester backs have impressed everyone who has seen them this season and given enough ball they could run in any number of tries against a Leicester side that is heavily reliant on their forward play.
Should Gloucester pick up a victory they will be right up there in contention for a play-off place and given their recent run of form who knows what that could mean? Having beaten Quins and Saints in recent weeks they will surely be serious title contenders if they do manage to make the play offs.