The RPA have been championing the return of the moustache this month as partners of 'Movember', the charity initiative that aims to change the face of men's health. The Gloucester Rugby squad have been participating - with varying degrees of success!
The phenomenon that is Movember involves men, or 'Mo Bros', with support from 'Mo Sistas', grooming and growing a mo throughout the month formerly known as November to raise money for The Prostate Cancer Charity.
As partners of Movember, the RPA (Rugby Players Association) Benevolent Fund will also receive 20% of all rugby related donations made to the TPCC for Movember throughout the month.
Over 200 players across the Premiership, Championship and beyond have signed up to become citizens of Movember and are now into the final week of their mo growing month showcasing a range of mo styles for all to see.
With the end of the month in sight, the race is on amongst the players to raise the most money for Movember.
The Gloucester Rugby Mo Bros would love your support to help them challenge for that top of the Prem position.
To sponsor a player or a team, and support two great charities, visit Movember.com and search for your chosen player to sponsor him on line.
You can sponsor the whole team by clicking on the team icon next to any player's Movember profile.
NB. Don't leave it too late, but you can continue to sponsor your favourite Mo Bros into December and beyond at http://uk.movember.com
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.
Having named an unchanged starting XV for the past three Aviva Premiership games, Gloucester Rugby ring the changes and retain only five players for Thursday's visit of Stade Rochelais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 7:45pm).