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, 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.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
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).