It’s a good job Tigers brought in Richard Wigglesworth at nine, otherwise, anything less than the most avid Premiership rugby fan wouldn’t have recognised half the Tigers backline.
What looks like a poor-quality squad faces another season of toil and, on paper, you’d have to say Gloucester look far superior.
Even with Jonny May and Ollie Thorley away with England and Louis Rees-Zammit on Wales duty, they can still name two ex-England wings in Charlie Sharples and Matt Banahan, while Jason Woodward is still a running threat at 15. Leicester’s back three is Freddie Steward, at 15, and Kobus van Wyk and Harry Potter on the wings
Not many people would think long and hard about which fly-half they’d choose, either. Zach Henry or Danny Cipriani? No contest.
Ed Slater and Matt Garvey provide the grit in the Gloucester pack and new signing and former Tiger, Jamie Gibson, another player who should have never been allowed to leave Welford Road, is on the bench.