Former Gloucester Rugby star and Samoan international was the driving force behind the Legends Charity Match which took place at Kingsholm after the Newcastle match. Junior passed on his thanks to all involved by email.
Junior contacted Gloucester Rugby Community Manager Gary Little with the following message.
"Sorry for the delay in getting in touch with you. We've had quite an eventful last few days, our people carrier that broke down on our way up there is still in Gloucester being fixed (hopefully) and so we taxi'd home!"
"Our electricity here has been off for the day thus putting everything back as you can imagine. Anyway all shall be better, hopefully!"
"We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to yourself, the Gloucester Rugby Club, and to everyone that helped us with this fundraiser. We have been overwhelmed by the awesome generosity, support and kindness shown by all.
"We raised £3207, which in Samoan currency is nearly $13,000 tala. It's an amazing amount which we are truly grateful for."
"I myself very much appreciated being back at Kingsholm in the weekend, and I enjoyed the whole experience."
"Seeing the awesome new stadium, attending the Heritage Celebrations, meeting up with some of the old legends of the club, and to finally run on Kingsholm once again was fantastic!!"
"Dream stuff that was! And to raise funds for my beloved country.... truly grateful!!"
"Thanks again Gary for all your help, even more so for taking the bucket around!!!"
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Matt Kvesic was a try scorer and recipient of the Man of the Match award in Sunday's 35-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre. He praised the Italian side for their spirited opposition and admitted that next week's return game will be a tough one.