The Cherry and Whites continue pre season preparations - In Pictures
21 July 2014 16:26pm
By Tom Burrows
The Gloucester Rugby squad continue their preparations for the new season, and on Monday morning many of those on international duty met up with the squad to continue the hard work.
The club photographer caught the best of the training at the club's Hartpury College training base as the squad took part in the gym testing after a week off before a busy few weeks in preparation for the first action of the new campaign.
The images can be viewed by starting the slideshow above.
You can view the images by visiting the club photographers website here
Speaking straight after the game, skipper Billy Twelvetrees told GRTV that losing at home to Bath, in front of a tremendous home support, was desperately disappointing and that the whole team were hurting in the dressing room.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.