The University of Gloucestershire will hold the finale of their annual Varsity series against The University of Worcester at Kingsholm Stadium on Wednesday 28th April 2010 from 6pm.
The two Universities will battle it out head to head for sporting glory over two day Wednesday 21st (Cheltenham Town) and 28th of April (Kingsholm), in nine different sports and thirteen fixtures, to be crowned Varsity champion's 2010.
Current Varsity holders Gloucestershire will be looking for a repeat of their 8.5 to 2.5 victory over Worcester last year and with both Universities enjoying a fabulous domestic sporting season it's shaping up for a thrilling encounter.
University of Gloucestershire Students' Union Sports Officer, Gary Mclean is excited about what promises to be the biggest Varsity series ever:
"This annual event has been taking place for 4-5 years now but this year we are stepping it up and putting on a huge event.
"Gloucester Rugby and Cheltenham Town have been fantastic in helping us to secure their venues to host four of the fixtures and to have two stadiums like this for our teams to play in is brilliant."
"The standard of the fixtures to be played will be very high and we hope that the local community will come out and support our teams representing the county."
University of Worcester Students' Union Vice President, Andy Elleray says the hard work put in by both Universities on and off the pitch this year should make for a thrilling season finale:
"This year is shaping up to be the most spectacular showcase of our Sport's teams in recent memory as both Students' Union's have been working hard since last Summer to organise this event.
"The matches are going to be very close across the board with both institutions performing well this academic year so the overall winner will definitely be a worthy champion. "
Both the Men's and Women's football will take place at the Abbey Business Stadium on April 28th with the first kick off at 12:30pm.
And the Varsity series finishes under floodlights at Kingsholm for the Men's and Women's Rugby Union matches kick off from 6:00pm for Women's and 7.45pm for the men.
Tickets for the finale at Kingsholm will cost £5 for Adults and £1 for Juniors, Gloucester Rugby season ticket holders will receive an additional discount when booking direct with the ticket office.
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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.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
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.
Having named an unchanged starting XV for the past three Aviva Premiership games, Gloucester Rugby ring the changes and retain only five players for Thursday's visit of Stade Rochelais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 7:45pm).