After the success of last summer's programme, Gloucester Rugby's touch rugby league kicks off this week at Longlevens RFC.
Following the success of last season's tournament, the venue at Longlevens will stay the same but participants will have the chance to play at Kingsholm towards the end of the league and as part of the first XV's preseason fixtures in August.
Aimed at adults age 16 years and above of all abilities, the Gloucester Rugby Touch league this summer will prove to be a huge hit with sides taking part in a competitive league throughout the summer.
The Touch league will start on Wednesday 3rd June at Longlevens RFC, with participants having the opportunity to learn the game or to simply socialise for the first two weeks before the league starts on Wednesday 17th June.
And, for those of you worried about it clashing with the British Lions & Irish Lions fixture against the Golden Lions, don't panic as the game will be shown in the clubhouse.
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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.
Matt Kvesic was a try scorer and recipient of the Man of the Match award in Sunday's 35-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre. He praised the Italian side for their spirited opposition and admitted that next week's return game will be a tough one.