Supporters of both Gloucester Rugby Club and Leicester Tigers teamed up with the Gloucestershire-based Willow Trust at the weekend to help raise more than £5,600 for the tsunami earthquake appeal.
More than 20 volunteers from the Gloucestershire-based Willow Trust charity were at Gloucester's 13,000 sell-out Zurich Premiership game against Leicester on Sunday.
The £5,692 raised will go towards the Citizen newspaper's UNICEF Children of South Asia Appeal.
The Club has also spoken to Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service who were collecting outside the ground on Sunday and they raised just over £4,000 from the Kingsholm area.
Liz Rowland is the Willow Trust's administrator and said: "We're delighted with the support we received from all of the supporters at the game. We felt that we wanted to help the disaster fund and everyone showed so much generosity."
Gloucester Rugby Club's managing director Ken Nottage added: "I'd like to say a big thank you to everyone who contributed to the appeal. It is a superb amount to have raised and we hope the Citizen's appeal continues to grow."
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Speaking after the 37-8 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Benetton Treviso, James Hook admitted that the Italian side made things tough for Gloucester at times but that the Cherry and Whites are happy to take the bonus point win and turn their focus to Northampton next week.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
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.
The Gloucester Rugby Half Term Rugby Camps got off to a great start on Monday morning, with over 60 young rugby players braving the chilly weather to experience a great day of skills, learning and fun thanks to the Gloucester Rugby Community Department.
A number of Gloucester Rugby's promising young players are currently playing their competitive rugby on loan at other clubs, and six of them featured in Saturday's game between London Welsh and Rotherham Titans.