Premier Rugby and O2, official mobile partner of the Guinness Premiership, announced today that video highlights from all Guinness Premiership matches are now available to view on the 4 main UK mobile networks, O2, Orange, Vodafone and T-Mobile.
The service has previously only been available to O2 customers, but from Round 17 of the Guinness Premiership on 11th March 2006, starting with Gloucester's trip to Northampton customers of Orange, Vodafone and T-Mobile networks will also be able to download the match action highlights 24 hours after the game.
Ken Nottage, Gloucester's managing director said: "This is a fantastic opportunity for the clubs' supporters, whichever networks they are on, to see Guinness Premiership match highlights on their mobile phones. It means if you've missed the match you can still keep up-to-date with what has been going on in the Guinness Premiership and it also means that if you've attended a game you can replay the highlights on your phone."
For information on downloading the video clips text Rugby to 80092*. You will be sent a WAP link which takes you straight through to the Rugby Union Video clips area. For more information, visit your club website, or visit www.GuinnessPremiership.com/mobile.
*Texts to 80092 are charged at standard network rate. You must have a video and WAP compatible phone. Contact your service provider for details.
Tom Savage delivered a Man of the Match performance against Exeter Chiefs on his birthday on Saturday evening. He spoke to GRTV after the game about the importance of the European Rugby Challenge Cup win.
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
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Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
The Gloucester Rugby Ticket office can advise that the club's initial allocation of tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final has sold out. However, the club has secured an additional allocation of tickets from EPCR which will go on sale on Monday.
Following Saturday evening's exciting European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Exeter Chiefs, the Ticket Office at Kingsholm will be open on Sunday from 11am to 3pm for Club Members to purchase tickets for the Final.
Gloucester Rugby qualified for their first European final since 2006 as they defeated the in-form Exeter Chiefs by 30 points to 19 in a thrilling semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday evening. The club photographer caught the best of the action.
Recent meetings between these two teams have often been thrillers, and this was no exception. It went down to the final few minutes, but Gloucester produced the goods when it mattered to qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final, beating Exeter 30-19.