Chosen Hill and Stroud RFC juniors step up a gear to lift the Land Rover Premiership Cup
23 March 2009 09:54am
Over 500 young rugby stars took to the pitches of Newlands Park, Gloucester, on Sunday morning (15th March) to be part of the Gloucester festival of a new national grassroots rugby tournament, the Land Rover Premiership Cup. Hosted by Gloucester Rugby Club, the 29 clubs battled through the knock-out stages of the under 11 and under 12 games for a place in the final and their chance to win the Land Rover cup.
Ahead of Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at London Welsh, Head Coach Laurie Fisher told the local media that he feels that Gloucester are making improvements each and every week but that there's still plenty of work to do.
Speaking to GRTV on Monday night, Pete Buxton was thrilled with the spirit shown by the Gloucester United squad as they overturned a twenty-one point deficit in the second half to overcome Bristol Rugby.
Scrum half Callum Braley was a try scorer in Gloucester United's 30-27 win over Bristol United in the Aviva Premiership A League on Monday evening and, after the game, paid tribute to his team mates for hanging in there and fighting back to get the win.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees admitted that the Gloucester squad were disappointed and frustrated after losing at home to Exeter, regretting that Gloucester's own errors had given the Chiefs the upper hand.