Finding and developing local talent has always been high on the agenda at Gloucester Rugby, and the commitment to this approach has been reinforced with the news that Robin Eager and Richard Whiffin have joined the Academy staff.
Gloucester duo Harry Randall and Ollie Thorley both made strong second half impacts as England progressed to the final of the World Rugby U20 Championship after a 39-17 victory over South Africa at the Manchester City Academy Stadium.
England take on South Africa this evening, with a place in a home World Rugby U20 Championship final at stake for the victors, and coach Rory Teague spoke of the impact of Gloucester duo Harry Randall and Ollie Thorley who start amongst the replacements.
Harry Randall and Olly Thorley are both in the matchday 23 as England Head Coach Martin Haag makes six changes to his side for Monday's World Rugby Under 20 Championship semi-final against South Africa at Manchester City Academy Stadium (7.45pm, Sky Sports 3).
Following England U20s latest World Rugby U20 Championship victory, 17-13 over Australia, Gloucester scrum-half Harry Randall paid tribute to his team mates for their character as they battled to the win.