Wednesday morning, saw the latest Gloucester Rugby Business Breakfast take place at Kingsholm and saw record numbers attend the event.
Over 130 businesses gathered to hear all about the Rugby World Cup from Events coordinator Adam Balding. Adam played for the Cherry & Whites and experienced a superb career at the top of the game, and has now moved over to the business world to promote and coordinate the world cup in Gloucestershire.
Tayabali Tomlin were announced as new Events Partner to the club for 2014/2015 and Senior Partner Aynsley Damery addressed the room with a brief overview of how they got involved and work in partnership to support local businesses.
Helen Lennard, Marketing Manager for Events' Partner Tayabali Tomlin, had the following to say;
"We thought the first official Tayabali Tomlin and Gloucester Rugby Business Breakfast was fantastic! There was an excellent turn-out representing a diverse mix of local companies, and it was great making so many new acquaintances. We really look forward to the next Business Breakfast on Wednesday 6 August."
Thank you to all those that attended and we look forward to welcoming you to the next event on Wednesday 6th August when Stephen Vaughan, CEO of Gloucester Rugby will give a brief overview of the season going forward.
Speaking after the 37-8 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Benetton Treviso, James Hook admitted that the Italian side made things tough for Gloucester at times but that the Cherry and Whites are happy to take the bonus point win and turn their focus to Northampton next week.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
The Gloucester Rugby Half Term Rugby Camps got off to a great start on Monday morning, with over 60 young rugby players braving the chilly weather to experience a great day of skills, learning and fun thanks to the Gloucester Rugby Community Department.
A number of Gloucester Rugby's promising young players are currently playing their competitive rugby on loan at other clubs, and six of them featured in Saturday's game between London Welsh and Rotherham Titans.
Gloucester made it two wins from two outings in this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup as they outplayed Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm to win by 37 points to 8, the bonus point try coming with the final play of the game.