Olly Morgan tells the official website about his ambitions at Gloucester
JAMIE DIX from St Peter's School got the chance to interview Olly Morgan, Gloucester's young full-back, for the official website, here is what he found out.
What do you do in your free time as well as rugby training? "In my free time, I like to relax and I do by watching TV, going to town with team mates to have a coffee and I also like to have a game of golf and watch the odd film at the cinema."
Have you appeared for your country at any level? "Yes I have. I have been lucky enough to play for England at Under-16, 19 and 21 level and he also played in England Young 7's team."
Do you play any other sports as well as rugby? "When I was at school, I was lucky enough to play hockey at international level and I also loved my athletics."
What's your ambition? "My ambition is to continue playing Premiership rugby. My first ambition is to cement a regular first team place at Gloucester and in the future I would love to represent England. Outside rugby, one-day I would love to own my own restaurant."
What made you want to play for Gloucester and not play for any other club? "I didn't really have much choice because I was linked to Gloucester through school and I knew some of the players and coaches up here so I new it would work out well."
What do you like about the way Gloucester is run? "Gloucester has a good and a very strong set-up and it is nice to be part of it and a very good group of players. The academy is a place where you can learn as you get given a lot of one to one feedback about your performance."
Do you enjoy the company of your team mates and the coaching staff? "Yes I do, I love it. There is a great atmosphere here at the club and that can give you a big buzz, the players are friendly and I have made a lot of good mates here."
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
After a series of contract announcements last week, hooker Richard Hibbard is the latest Gloucester Rugby player to commit to a new contract at the club and told GRTV how much he enjoys playing in the Cherry and White of Gloucester.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.