Gloucester Rugby are delighted to announce that, as part of the build up to the historic forthcoming match against Australia, Ian McGeechan will be taking part in a book signing and Q&A event at Kingsholm. Ian Robertson will be compering and tickets will be available on the night.
The event, to help launch his autobiography, "Lion Man" will be held in the Star Suite at Kingsholm between 7pm and 9pm on the evening of October 14th.
Entry will be priced at £10 with tickets available from the Gloucester Rugby ticket office. The entry price will entitle you to a £6 discount of the recommended retail price of £18.99 and Geechs will, of course, be signing copies on the evening as well as taking part in a Q&A session hosted by Ian Robertson of the BBC.
Whilst as many questions as possible will be taken, there promises to be a lot of Australian related topics covered.
In an era when even the finest rugby coaches have a drastically short shelf-life, Ian McGeechan's longevity and adaptability is staggering.
In his 20 years at the highest level of the game he has been at the centre of almostevery major story in UK rugby and has worked alongside some of the greatest rugby figures of the era.
McGeechan began his career as a player winning more than thirty caps for Scotland and twice touring with the Lions.
As coach to the Scottish national team, he led his country to a famous Grand Slam victory in the 1990 Five Nations tournament.
Continued success in management earned him an appointment as head coach to the Lions on four separate occasions, more than any other.
Geech again took charge on the 2009 tour to South Africa which was in some ways the most remarkable Lions tour of all time.
Battered by the most appalling ill-fortune and injury, Ian McGeechan's Lions came through wonderfully well, burnishing the Lions brand even in defeat, and South Africans admitted that the Lions had played spectacular rugby in a dramatic series.
McGeechan's masterly marshalling of the squad and its backroom staff and his innovative attacking ideas showed a man at the top of his game.
Now, in this frank and engaging memoir, Ian "Geech" McGeechan shares his unrivalled insight into the triumphs and tribulations of British and Irish rugby and of the progress of the sport over the past two decades.
Lion Man offers a unique glimpse into the past, present and future of British rugby from one of the most influential figures in the history of the sport.
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Following the recent announcement that XBlades were to become the club's new kit and leisurewear partner, Gloucester Rugby can today (Tuesday 30 June) confirm the opening of a new retail unit, based at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, as well as the launch of a brand new online shop.
When the Gloucester Rugby squad and staff report for their first day of preseason training on Wednesday morning, they will be greeted with a new look training kit from XBlades Sports ready for the first sessions.