Since Friday May 8th, Andy Brown from Gloucester Rugby's Community Department has been taking part in the Matt Hampson Walk to the Guinness Premiership Final.
Andy, and a number of other intrepid walkers, began the charity walk at Clifton Cruisers based in Rugby Town and aim to finish at the Guinness Premiership Final on 16th May 2009.
Matt Hampson played rugby for Leicester Tigers Academy, England U18 schools and England U19s until a training accident whilst training with England in 2005 left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Over the last few days the walk has intensified with the participants taking the 20 miles per day in their stride.
Andy has been joined by a number of staff from Playing for Success and has also walked with Martin Johnson, Rory Underwood, Jason Leonard and Graham Rowntree.
Andy is still trying to raise as much money as possible but needs your support so please visit www.justgiving.co.uk/gloucesterrugbywalk4matt
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Henry Purdy, a first half replacement for Charlie Sharples, was amongst the try scorers in the 64-19 victory over Aviron Bayonnais on Saturday evening and told GRTV that it was a professional performance, one the team are happy with.
Gloucester's win in Treviso last week means that they need a bonus point win against Bayonne on Saturday evening to secure a home quarter-final (kick off 8pm), but Tim Taylor wants the team to focus on the performance first and foremost.
Billy Burns and Man of the Match Richard Hibbard spoke to GRTV after the 41-0 win in Treviso, on a day when preparations weren't ideal. They felt the team's attitude was key and also praised the travelling support.
Following the conclusion of the Stade Francais vs Harlequins game today, round six is complete and the quarter-finalists in the European Rugby Challenge Cup are now known with Gloucester set to welcome the Cardiff Blues to Kingsholm.
Knowing a bonus point win would secure a home quarter-final, Gloucester completed their European mission in some style on Saturday evening, sweeping aside a spirited but outgunned Aviron Bayonnais scoring 10 tries on their way to a 64-19 victory.