The Cherry and Whites continue pre season preparations - In Pictures
21 July 2014 16:26
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 to the local media this week ahead of the Bath Rugby game, Head Coach Laurie Fisher stressed that the fundamental shape of Gloucester's game is in good shape but that the Cherry and Whites have to look after the ball better and make more of their scoring opportunities.
Skipper for the day Willi Heinz faced the cameras after the 13-18 home loss to Newcastle and expressed real frustration at not being able to back up last week's win at Sale, calling it a performance he and his team-mates are not proud of.
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester Rugby in Saturday's Aviva Premiership derby game against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. James Hook will make his first start of the season at full-back and Billy Twelvetrees will make his 100th competitive appearance for the club.