Gloucester Rugby legends to don the Cherry and White shirt for Legends Rugby
12 June 2014 09:24
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!
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
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.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
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.