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."
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
The Gloucester Rugby Ticket office can advise that the club's initial allocation of tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final has sold out. However, the club has secured an additional allocation of tickets from EPCR which will go on sale on Monday.
Following Saturday evening's exciting European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Exeter Chiefs, the Ticket Office at Kingsholm will be open on Sunday from 11am to 3pm for Club Members to purchase tickets for the Final.
Gloucester Rugby qualified for their first European final since 2006 as they defeated the in-form Exeter Chiefs by 30 points to 19 in a thrilling semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday evening. The club photographer caught the best of the action.
Recent meetings between these two teams have often been thrillers, and this was no exception. It went down to the final few minutes, but Gloucester produced the goods when it mattered to qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final, beating Exeter 30-19.