Tickets for Gloucester Rugby's pre-season warm up matches against Irish province Connacht and EDF Energy Cup semi finalists the Ospreys are now available.
Gloucester have three preseason fixtures scheduled as preparation for the 2009-10 season all of which will take place at Kingsholm.
The first match is a joint testimonial match for Andy Hazell and Lee Mears of Bath Rugby which will take place on August 15th and which is billed as a Gloucester XV against a Bath XV with the proceeds going to each player's testimonial funds.
A week later, August 22nd Gloucester will take on Irish province Connacht and, on the Bank Holiday Saturday August 29th, the Ospreys will be the visitors to Kingsholm.
Season ticket holders will gain free entry to the Connacht and Ospreys matches with their new 2009-10 season ticket booklets that will arrive in early August.
Prices for non season ticket holders are as follows:
Gold £17, Silver: Adult £15 Concession £13 and Juniors £11, Bronze and East Stand: Adult £13 Concession £11 and Juniors £9. Shed and West Terrace: Adults £10, Concession £8 and Juniors £5.
For more information or to book tickets please call the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781 option 2 or visit www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
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Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
Dan Thomas was a try scorer in the 14-62 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians on Tuesday evening, but told GRTV after the game that he'd really enjoyed taking on the Barbarians and locking horns with Ardie Savea at the breakdown.
After a long, hard battle to return to fitness, Henry Trinder made his long awaited comeback in the second half of the 23-10 win over Zebre on Saturday and admitted he was taken aback by the reception he got from the Kingsholm crowd.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.