James Forrester scored twice in Gloucester's quarter-final win over Brive on Saturday
TICKETS for Gloucester Rugby's European Challenge Cup semi-final against Worcester on Saturday, April 22 at 12.35pm - to be shown live on Sky - have gone on sale today (Monday).
Gloucester are offering huge discounts in all areas of the ground for the visit of their locals rivals as Dean Ryan's side attempt to reach their first final appearance since the victorious Powergen Cup triumph in 2003.
The ticket office will remain open until 7pm from Monday to Thursday this week and until 5pm on Friday to give supporters extra opportunity to purchase their tickets.
After this week, the ticket office will revert to its normal opening hours.
All supporters with a quarter-final ticket stub are entitled to buy tickets at a discount, however, it does not guarantee them the same seat as the majority are held by season ticket holders.
Supporters have until 5pm on Wednesday, April 12 to take advantage of the ticket stub offer - which guarantees savings in all areas of the ground.
Season ticket holders have until 5pm on Friday to purchase their own seats and then after April 7, they will be released for general sale.
The early booking price will, as always, continue until Thursday, April 20.
If supporters have a ticket stub, they need to purchase their tickets from the ticket office and not online. For more information on tickets, please contact 0871 871 8781 (option two)
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
Speaking after a last-gasp try from Exeter earned the Chiefs a 27-27 draw at Sandy Park on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted to mixed feelings. The game saw him score a try on his 200th competitive appearance for the club, but the frustration from not closing out the win was clear.
David Humphreys was minutes away from a winning interview on Saturday afternoon, but a late try from Exeter Chiefs meant the points were shared at Sandy Park. Humphreys spoke with the local media after the 27-27 draw.
Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Exeter Chiefs, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reiterated that there are elements of Gloucester's game that are in good shape at present, that the performance against Bath was a step forward from Newcastle but that individual errors are costing the Cherry and Whites dear.
Centre Matt Scott, a try-scorer in Bayonne last weekend, insists that Gloucester are taking nothing for granted when they welcome Benetton Treviso to Kingsholm on Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm).