IT IS fully intended that tonight's Guinness Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Newcastle Falcons will go ahead. However, there will be a pitch inspection at 4.30pm by referee Rob Debney owing to the fog.
The inspection will take place with the floodlights on to try and best recreate match conditions in and around the stadium.
News of the inspection will be made as soon as possible after it has been conducted, and Gloucester Rugby apologise for any inconvenience or uncertainty in the meantime and ask supporters to keep in touch on the website at www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk and the local media for updates.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Matt Kvesic was a try scorer and recipient of the Man of the Match award in Sunday's 35-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre. He praised the Italian side for their spirited opposition and admitted that next week's return game will be a tough one.