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.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.
Having named an unchanged starting XV for the past three Aviva Premiership games, Gloucester Rugby ring the changes and retain only five players for Thursday's visit of Stade Rochelais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 7:45pm).