The official website rounds up the post-match reaction from the Wild Card semi-final win over Newcastle with James Forrester and the Gloucester coaching team.
James Forrester stepped in to the centre position for Gloucester's 23-16 win over Newcastle and bagged two tries to see the Kingsholm club go to Twickenham on Saturday for the final of the Zurich Wild Card against Saracens (Sat 14 May, kick off 1pm).
"That was a big, big win today and we all know how important it was to get to the Wild Card final," said Forrester.
"I'd been working all week at the centre role, and we're happy with that today, as our patched up back-line came up against a full strength Newcastle side. There's a big game now to prepare for against Saracens, for both us and the fans."
Asked about Forrester's performance, Dean Ryan said: "He went alright, didn't he! Newcastle had five internationals in their back-line out there. He's a very good player, and we had other options, but we'd rather have him on the pitch than on the bench. He's certainly got his name in the frame for next Saturday.
"That win is a good springboard for next week. We've had to adapt our game in the last few weeks, and that's the best we've been with that adapted game. There's a big prize on offer now, and it's certainly going to be tough."
Director of rugby Nigel Melville was pleased with the win and said: "We've had some rough times in the past month or so, and that's a decent win. It can get to you, and the likes of Adam Balding, Jake Boer and Duncan McRae have really fronted up this week and we had a spring in our step out there."
Asked about the recent signing of Ludovic Mercier,coupled with Brad Davies, and the involvement of Duncan McRae next season, Melville said: "Yes, Duncan will be involved next season as a player. It'll be good to have more guys available for the number 10 shirt."
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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.