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!
Speaking to the local media this week, centre Henry Trinder was pleased with his recent form in the jersey, but knows that the squad cannot rest on any laurels with a huge test awaiting at The Rec this Sunday (KO 3pm)
Speaking to GRTV this week, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reflected on last week's win in La Rochelle as well as an A League semi-final triumph, but insisted that focus has quickly switched to Sunday's crucial Aviva Premiership fixture at Bath.
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.
Local junior rugby teams had the honour of trotting out onto the Kingsholm pitch on Saturday morning, with over 400 young players representing their local clubs in the finals of the Wooden Spoon Charity Floodlit Tournament.