Academy Squad | Profiles

  • Reece Boughton

    Reece Boughton

    DoB1995-07-01 Birthplace Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight82 kg (12 st 12 lb) PositionScrum half

    Gloucester born, the promising scrum half is currently on a dual-registration with Cinderford RFC as well as playing for Gloucester United in the A League.

    Made first-team bow in pre-season friendly in Toulon. 

    Reece Boughton
  • Andrew Bulumakau

    Andrew Bulumakau

    DoB1992-07-28 Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionCentre

    Andrew played for Drybrook Rugby Club in the 2012-13 season

    Previously played for Boroughmuir in Edinburgh Scottish residency.

    Played 7's for North Wales Exiles and Ronin 7's before featuring in both the JP Morgan 7s and World Club 7s Series.

    Andrew Bulumakau
  • Billy Burns

    Billy Burns

    DoB1994-06-13 BirthplaceBath Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight78 kg (12 st 4 lb) PositionFly Half

    Billy is the younger brother of first team squad member Freddie.

    Also a fly half, Billy has represented England U18s and made his first team debut as a replacement in an LV= Cup fixture at London Irish in February 2012.

    Part of the 2013 winning JP Morgan Premiership Sevens squad and named in the England U20s squad for 2013-14.

    Billy Burns
  • Ryan Charles

    Ryan Charles

    DoB1994-09-28 Birthplace Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionHooker

     

    Young hooker who grew up playing for Matson RFC, currently dual registered with Cinderford RFC.

    Cousin of first team prop Shaun Knight. 

    Ryan Charles
  • Drew Cheshire

    Drew Cheshire

    DoB1991-09-06 Birthplace Height () Weight () PositionWing

    Born in Hereford, Drew played his Junior Rugby at Hereford Rugby Club before joining Luctonians. He has been a prominent try scorer in National 2.

    He has played a key role in the JP Morgan 7s Series, scoring his first try for the club in the Kingsholm leg, as well as playing in the World Club 7s Series at Twickenham.

    Drew Cheshire
  • James Gibbons

    James Gibbons

    DoB1993-09-21 BirthplaceBurton on Trent Height1.85 m (6' 1") Weight112 kg (17 st 8 lb) PositionProp

     

    Promising front row forward who has been learning his rugby at Hartpury RFC and impressed whilst playing for Gloucester United in the Aviva Premiership A League

    James Gibbons
  • Tom Heard

    Tom Heard

    DoB1993-08-24 BirthplaceTaunton Height1.80 m (5' 11") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionProp

    Tom is another Gloucester Rugby Academy player who studies at Hartpury College.

    He spent the 2011-12 season on loan with Cinderford.

    Tom Heard
  • Tom Hicks

    Tom Hicks

    DoB1991-10-25 BirthplaceRhineland Height2.03 m (6' 8") Weight104 kg (16 st 5 lb) PositionLock

    A giant young lock signed from the academy at Northampton Saints.

    A real asset in the lineout, Tom is on a dual-registration contract with Cinderford RFC.

    Tom Hicks
  • Jonny Hill

    Jonny Hill

    DoB1994-06-08 Birthplace Height2.01 m (6' 7") Weight102 kg (16 st 0 lb) PositionSecond row

    Talented lock who joined the Gloucester Academy after impressing with the Hartpury RFC and College sides.

    Started out at Luctonians RFC and is part of the England U20s side for the 2013/14 season. 

    Jonny Hill
  • Lewis Ludlow

    Lewis Ludlow

    DoB1994-09-11 Birthplace Height1.89 m (6' 2") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionBack row

    Young flanker held in very high regard at Kingsholm.

    Impressed for Hartpury College and toured with England U18s in South Africa in summer 2013.

    Lewis has also featured in the Aviva Premiership A League for Gloucester United in the early stages of 2013-14.

    Lewis Ludlow
  • Ross Moriarty

    Ross Moriarty

    DoB1994-04-18 BirthplaceSt Helens,Lancs Height1.91 m (6' 3") Weight96 kg (15 st 1 lb) PositionFlanker

    Ross, son of former Wales international back rower Paul, is also a back row forward by trade.

    A student at Hartpury College, he is capped at England U18 level.

    2012-13 saw him play regularly for Hartpury RFC and also make his breakthrough for Gloucester at first team level.

    He was part of England U20s Six Nations squad and played a big part in England U20s winning the Junior World Championship for the first time, in France in June.

    Ross Moriarty
  • Steph Reynolds

    Steph Reynolds

    DoB1993-10-23 BirthplaceNewport Height1.75 m (5' 9") Weight75 kg (11 st 11 lb) PositionWing

    Steph, is another product of the Gloucester Rugby/ Hartpury College partnership.

    Capable of covering wing and full back, he is a try scoring threat from anywhere on the pitch.

    Caught the eye with his try scoring exploits in the JP Morgan 7s and World Club 7s in August 2013.

    Steph Reynolds
  • Elliott Stooke

    Elliott Stooke

    DoB1993-09-10 BirthplaceWorcester Height1.98 m (6' 6") Weight114 kg (17 st 13 lb) PositionLock

    The former Stow-on-the-Wold junior started the 2011-12 season with England's Under-18s side, but became just the second-ever youngster to step up to the Under-20s two years young.

    Another student at Hartpury College, the future looks bright for the 6ft 6in, 114kg second row. 

    2012-13 saw him play regularly for Hartpury RFC and also make his breakthrough for Gloucester at first team level.

    He was part of England U20s Six Nations squad and played a big part in England U20s winning the Junior World Championship for the first time, in France in June.

    Elliott Stooke
  • Alex Woodburn

    Alex Woodburn

    DoB1992-05-02 Birthplace Height1.77 m (5' 10") Weight90 kg (14 st 2 lb) PositionBack row

    Flanker Alex is the brother of Bath winger Ollie.

    Like fellow Gloucester Rugby Academy members Tom Ailes and Rob Langley, he is a regular in the Hartpury RFC side whilst studying at Hartpury College.  

    Alex Woodburn