The Barbarians have added Gloucester winger Iain Balshaw to their squad for their game against England at Twickenham Stadium on Saturday, May 30. Kick off 4.15pm.
Balsh will be joined in the squad by Cardiff Blues duo Ben Blair and Paul Tito and will make his last professional appearance in England on May 30 for the Barbarians before joining his new club Biarritz in France.
Tito, Blair and Balshaw will be joined in the Barbarians by other legends of the game including Martin Corry (Leicester Tigers and England), Josh lewsey (London Wasps and England) and Serge Betsen (London Wasps and France).
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Tom Marshall scored his first Gloucester try in the 31-23 win over Saracens on Friday evening and was named Man of the Match. Talking to GRTV, he praised the forwards for setting the tone on the night.
Matt Scott was on media duty this week, and the Scottish international spoke about the benefit of having a full week of training with his club mates and the determination to get back to performing well against Saracens this Friday evening.
After the disappointment of last weekend's performance at Leicester, Director of Rugby David Humphreys told GRTV that he expects a big response from Gloucester in Friday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Saracens (kick off 7:45pm).
Gloucester travel to Tigers this Saturday in good spirits, and fly half Billy Burns is looking forward to testing himself in one of the toughest environments in the league as the Cherry and White hunt vital points as attention returns to the Aviva Premiership
After a good run of recent results, Gloucester will travel to take on Leicester in a good frame of mind according to Director of Rugby David Humphreys, but are well aware of the challenge that lies in wait.
Sunday saw Gloucester Rugby host the Land Rover Cup at Dean Close School in Cheltenham, and it was Tewkesbury and Old Pats who will represent the club at Twickenham in the U11s and U12s categories respectively.
As part of its commitment to player welfare, The Rugby Players' Association (RPA) has today officially launched #LiftTheWeight, a new campaign that aims to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues and offer the necessary tools and support to enable our members to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life, both on the field and off it.