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 to GRTV after the 40-29 Aviva A League win over Wasps Rugby, Academy Coach Rich Whiffin explained his pride in the squad to overcome a strong opponent and book their spot in next week's Aviva A League final.
Willi Heinz returned from injury to skipper Gloucester to a famous 16-14 win over Stade Rochelais on Saturday evening. Speaking after the game in France, Heinz admitted the win wasn't pretty but was full of courage and a great result for the club.
Billy Burns contributed all Gloucester's points in the 16-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup win in La Rochelle on Saturday evening, but dedicated the victory to the whole squad whilst also praising the travelling support.
Speaking after Gloucester's brave 16-14 win against Stade Rochelais which clinches a European Rugby Challenge Cup final spot, Director of Rugby David Humphreys paid tribute to the way the team had executed the game plan in a hostile environment against quality opposition.
Greig Laidlaw returns to the Gloucester Rugby squad this week, and his inclusion is an important one after a serious ankle injury. The Scottish scrum half is determined to drive the team forward in their European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final in La Rochelle this Saturday.
Gloucester take on La Rochelle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final in France on Saturday evening, with the Top 14 side the favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers. However, David Humphreys is looking for his side to rise to the occasion against a familiar opponent.
Speaking to GRTV after Saturday's 39-30 Aviva Premiership win over Sale, Mark Atkinson admitted that the performance wasn't perfect but that the team's character shone through in a game that could easily have slipped away.