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
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Tongan international forward Sione Kalamafoni returns after injury to take up his usual place in the back row as Gloucester look to finish their season on a high against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday.
Gloucester Rugby is delighted to confirm that 18 year old Mat Protheroe, a product of Hartpury College and one of the brightest young talents in the English game, has signed a senior contract at Kingsholm.