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.
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Tongan international forward Sione Kalamafoni returns after injury to take up his usual place in the back row as Gloucester look to finish their season on a high against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday.
Gloucester Rugby is delighted to confirm that 18 year old Mat Protheroe, a product of Hartpury College and one of the brightest young talents in the English game, has signed a senior contract at Kingsholm.