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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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.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
Looking to try a new sport? Look no further than Walking Rugby as thanks to Gloucester Rugby you can come along and try out the fast-growing sport at taster sessions across the county, starting this Wednesday.
Gloucester return to European Rugby Challenge Cup action on Thursday evening with the visit of Stade Rochelais to Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm). Early Bird ticket prices are available until 6:30pm on matchday.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.