Gloucester Rugby legends to don the Cherry and White shirt for Legends Rugby
12 June 2014 09:24am
By Tom Burrows
Some of the biggest names in the history of rugby will collide once again at the Legends Rugby Festival on Saturday July 12th 2014 at Wimbledon RUFC.
So far confirmed to pull on the Cherry and White shirt again are Terry Fanolua, Junior Paramore, Henry Paul and Chris Fortey with many more to be announced by Legends Rugby.
Slipping their club colours back on and reigniting old rivalries for an action-packed day of 10-a-side rugby fun, will be famous faces and union legends from Leicester Tigers, Gloucester, London Welsh, Bristol, London Irish, Worcester, Saracens, Wasps, Northampton, Cardiff, London Scottish and Harlequins, all battling it out for Legends' bragging rights, won in style by Saracens at the 2013 Festival.
Family fun is the theme of the day, with the UK Veteran's tournaments, City League, women's 10's tournament, netball, kids' entertainment zone and a food village with beer tent and all manner of culinary delights. A day of mud and studs then gives way to a night of live music at the after-show party featuring party bands from around the globe.
There are still a few team places left in the UK Vets and Women's 10's tournaments, so why don't you pull on your boots, dig out your gum-shield, gather together your mates and then just click here to register your team and take an active part in the day!
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Premiership Rugby have this morning confirmed the order of fixtures for the 2015/16 season, and Gloucester Rugby will start their campaign at Kingston Park, taking on Newcastle Falcons on Friday 16 October, 19:45.