How to watch Gloucester Rugby v Benetton live on TV and full team news

The Cherry and Whites are one game away from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the European Challenge Cup final, but standing in their way on Saturday are Italian United Rugby Championship side Benetton Rugby.

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Looking ahead to the game, Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington is showing the Italian visitors plenty of respect. He said: “We want to go as far as we can, but our focus has to be on this weekend. We've got to get ready for Benetton, there's lots of work for us to do to get ourselves in a good position for Saturday.

“They’re in a good spot, they've got a lot of Italian internationals, they're playing really good rugby, they're going well in their domestic campaign. I think the challenge with Europe is always you're playing against people you haven't played regularly against in the season or chances over the last couple of years. And you really have to be on your toes from that point of view, because players will do different things to what you're used to.

“So, that's a different challenge shifting into Europe, you do your homework, and you try and be as best prepared as you can, but it's going to come down to working really hard and staying engaged.

“It’s great to be playing another semi-final at your home ground. It's really special to have the right to do that. But look, we've got quality opposition coming here on Saturday, they've had a really good season. And it's going to be really a challenge for us.”

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Here are all the ways you can follow the action from Gloucester's European knockout game....

When is the game?

Gloucester Rugby v Benetton Rugby is being played on Saturday, May 4 at Kingsholm Stadium.

What time is kick-off?

The kick-off time is at 3pm.

Is the game on TV or being streamed?

Yes. Unlike in the earlier rounds, the match has been selected to be shown live by the primary broadcasters of European rugby TNT Sports.

The game will be shown on TNT Sports 2 with coverage starting at 2.45pm.

The match is also being broadcast on, beIN SPORTS, FloRugby and SuperSport.

How else can I follow the game?

If you are not going to be inside the stadium, and even if you are, GloucestershireLive will be live blogging the match bringing you all the build-up, team news, live play-by-play match updates, reaction, stats, analysis, interviews and highlights from inside the ground.

Will there be live radio commentary of the match?

BBC Radio Gloucestershire will also be providing live commentary of the game.

What's the team news?

Gloucester Rugby: 15. Josh Hathaway, 14. Jonny May, 13. Chris Harris, 12. Seb Atkinson, 11. Ollie Thorley, 10. Adam Hastings, 9. Caolan Englefield, 1. Mayco Vivas, 2. Seb Blake, 3. Kirill Gotovtsev, 4. Freddie Clarke, 5. Freddie Thomas, 6. Ruan Ackermann, 7. Lewis Ludlow (c), 8. Zach Mercer

Replacements: 16. Santiago Socino, 17. Jamal Ford-Robinson, 18. Ciaran Knight, 19. Albert Tuisue, 20. Jack Clement, 21. Stephen Varney, 22. Charlie Atkinson, 23. Alex Hearle

Benetton Rugby: 15. Rhyno Smith, 14. Ignacio Mendy, 13. Tommaso Menoncello, 12. Nacho Brex, 11. Onisi Ratave, 10. Tomas Albornoz, 9. Alessandro Garbisi, 1. Thomas Gallo, 2. Giacomo Nicotera, 3. Simone Ferrari, 4. Scott Scrafton, 5. Eli Snyman, 6. Sebastian Negri da Ollegio, 7. Michele Lamaro (c), 8. Toa Halafihi

Replacements: 16. Gianmarco Lucchesi, 17. Mirco Spagnolo, 18. Giosue Zilocchi, 19. Niccolo Cannone, 20. Edoardo Iachizzi, 21. Alessandro Izekor, 22. Andy Uren, 23. Leonardo Marin

Who are the officials?

Referee: Nika Amashukeli (Geo)

Assistant referees: Mike Adamson (Sco) and Sam Grove-White (Sco)

TMO: Ben Whitehouse (Wal)