Japan will be led out at Kingsholm today by captain Michael Leitch, and on his first visit to the home of the Cherry and Whites, the Brave Blossoms skipper is relishing the game against Georgia.
The Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup is a nationwide tournament for under 11 and under 12 teams. The ground-breaking tournament was the first of its kind to be officiated by Premiership Rugby and is run in conjunction with all twelve Premiership Rugby clubs.
The young rugby players that attend will take part in a series of matches against clubs from their local area. Professional players from the relevant club will also come along to provide coaching tips and the opportunity for the aspiring players to meet their heroes. All triumphant teams will represent their Premiership Rugby club at the Parade of Champions at the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final in May.
After the continued success of the past six seasons, in which over 50,000 aspiring young players have taken part in festivals all over the country, we are looking forward to seeing more young stars develop their skills at this year's festivals..
For more information on the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup and how to get your team involved, please click here.
The Gloucester regional competition, will take place at Dean Close School, Cheltenham on Sunday 22nd March. For more information and to enter please contact Jake Meloscia, Community Development Officer on 01452 876554.