THE TEAMS are being finalised for Terry Fanolua's Farewell match at Kingsholm on Saturday - and will include some of the greats from Gloucester's past.
The game will take place this Saturday - June 3 at 3pm - and Gloucester supporters can see former stars Andy Deacon, Chris Fortey, Andy Gomarsall, Dave Sims, Mike Teague and Kevin Dunn all in action, who will turn out for the Gloucester centre.
Peter Buxton and Fanolua are also expected to parade the European Challenge Cup around Kingsholm before the game to set the afternoon off with a real celebration.
It should be the perfect way for Fanolua to end his Kingsholm career and tickets are priced at £8 for adults and £4 for juniors and are on sale now from the ticket office or from 0871 871 8781.
Fanolua will play for Brive next season and had the final game of Guinness Premiership season against Wasps dedicated to him.
Former Leicester and England prop Darren Garforth, ex-Gloucester coach Paul Turner, Graham Dawe will all line-up and so to will current Gloucester skipper Buxton and Freddy Tuilagi are also expected to team-up with the cream of local rugby talent to offer a thrilling end to rugby at Kingsholm this season.
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
Looking ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Harlequins (kick off 3pm), Head Coach Laurie Fisher told the local media that Gloucester will need to be on top of their game in a match which has big implications in terms of top six ambitions.
A big few days for the Gloucester-Hartpury Women side. First came the news that the team will compete in Women's Super Rugby next season, and on Saturday the team will play Worcester Ladies IIs at Kingsholm. Centre Hannah Jones and wing Michelle Ruddock spoke to GRTV this week to reflect on events.
Missing so many starters, and up against a team fighting for their Premiership existence, Gloucester did what had to be done at Ashton Gate on Friday evening battling their way to a 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol Rugby.