In the past week, with winter drawing in, local rugby clubs across Gloucestershire have been visited by more members of the Cherry and White squad as part of the Gloucester Rugby in Local Clubs programme.
Kings School was the venue on Saturday morning, as schools from across Gloucestershire braved the chilly weather to join the Gloucester Rugby Community Department in a tag-rugby festival, in the shadow of the historic Gloucester Cathedral.
A teenager from Gloucester Rugby's HITZ programme has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Shannon Duckett is one of three finalists shortlisted for the HITZ Best Rugby Performer award supported by Land Rover. This award will be presented at the HITZ Awards on 28 November.
Balcarras School in Cheltenham have the honour of going into Round Two of the EDF Energy U14 Schools Cup as top seeds in after overcoming Dean Academy 68-12 in their opening fixture, with Sir Thomas Rich's, in second seed after a 60-5 win at Pates Grammar.
Terry Fanolua may have played over 200 times for Gloucester Rugby, but the former Samoan international admitted the joy on his young stars' faces at the Urban Rugby Squad National Festival at Sixways Stadium makes his new job just as rewarding.