Gloucester's young supporters will have the chance to learn all the latest rugby skills from the Premiership club's players at the annual Junior Gloucester Crew open day (10am-1pm, Thurs 31 March).
Members of the Junior Gloucester Crew, the membership scheme for all young Gloucester Rugby Club supporters, are invited to Kingsholm to meet their heroes and take part in a number of interactive sessions run by the star players.
The day kicks off at 10am (Thurs 31 Mar) at Gloucester's home ground and will finish at 1pm. Players will coach several key elements of the game including passing, kicking, agility runs, tackling, line-outs and scrums, and lots more!
There will also be a chance to ask players questions and go on a tour of the famous ground. All Junior Gloucester Crew members can turn up on the day with playing kit and boots (or trainers), packed lunch and refreshments, and don't forget autograph books and cameras.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
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.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).