The Kingsholm Supporters Mutual (KSM) continues its annual evening with the Gloucester and District Society of Rugby Union Referees on Thursday evening (21 April, 7.30pm) at Kingsholm.
The first event was organised by GRSA (Gloucester Rugby Supporter's Association) six years ago and the meetings are always an enjoyable evening, with previous guest speakers including Ed Morrison, Tony Spreadbury, and Chris White.
This year the KSM is pleased to be able to announce that the guest speaker will be Wayne Barnes, a young referee and barrister who has just been appointed to the RFU's elite panel of referees at the age of 25!
The meeting starts at 7.30pm at Kingsholm on Thursday 21 April. Everybody is welcome to attend.
Speaking to the local media this week ahead of the Bath Rugby game, Head Coach Laurie Fisher stressed that the fundamental shape of Gloucester's game is in good shape but that the Cherry and Whites have to look after the ball better and make more of their scoring opportunities.
Skipper for the day Willi Heinz faced the cameras after the 13-18 home loss to Newcastle and expressed real frustration at not being able to back up last week's win at Sale, calling it a performance he and his team-mates are not proud of.
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
It's a game of small margins at the highest level, and so it proved to be at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon as two second-half Bath tries earned a 6-15 victory from a game which Gloucester had dominated for long periods.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester Rugby in Saturday's Aviva Premiership derby game against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. James Hook will make his first start of the season at full-back and Billy Twelvetrees will make his 100th competitive appearance for the club.