Ludovic Mercier takes time out to answer your questions and describes himself in 3 words, talks about his first hobby, his greatest achievements, plus lots more.
Q: How would you describe yourself in 3 words? A: Honest, hard-working and passionate
Q: What do you do on your day off? A: I like to play some golf, or stay with my family, play with the kids or go to the park and play some game.
Q: Who's the player in your position that you admire the most? A: He played a long time ago now, but Michael Lynagh, he had some good skills and he was a good kicker also. If you compare with now the only great player is the New Zealand man Dan Carter, he's one of the best players in the world at the moment.
Q: What was your first hobby? A: I wanted to become a policeman because I liked the uniform. My dad used to play rugby before and he said to me "try to play rugby to see if you like it", but I wanted to play some other sports, I wanted to be a goalkeeper, or maybe a soccer player.
Q: What's on your ipod? A: I like pop, I like classic music, I like jazz, I like anything. I've got some French songs also and I like Queen and the Beatles.
Q: What do you consider your finest achievement? A: It's good to have finished top of the league and to have won the European Challenge Cup.
Q: Who would your dream date be? A: It's a good question, I can't say my wife, but I can't say somebody else. Ha ha.
Q: What's your greatest extravagance? A: My cars and my watch.
Q: Who was the last band or singer you saw live? A: I don't go to many concerts, I like to listen to music but I don't like to go anywhere to see it.
Q: What single thing would improve your quality of life? A: We train every day, so maybe to have more time with my family some time.
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.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
Speaking after a last-gasp try from Exeter earned the Chiefs a 27-27 draw at Sandy Park on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted to mixed feelings. The game saw him score a try on his 200th competitive appearance for the club, but the frustration from not closing out the win was clear.
David Humphreys was minutes away from a winning interview on Saturday afternoon, but a late try from Exeter Chiefs meant the points were shared at Sandy Park. Humphreys spoke with the local media after the 27-27 draw.
Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Exeter Chiefs, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reiterated that there are elements of Gloucester's game that are in good shape at present, that the performance against Bath was a step forward from Newcastle but that individual errors are costing the Cherry and Whites dear.
Centre Matt Scott, a try-scorer in Bayonne last weekend, insists that Gloucester are taking nothing for granted when they welcome Benetton Treviso to Kingsholm on Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm).