With almost a month of pre-season training with Gloucester Rugby already under his belt, James Voss is ready to hit the ground running as he links up with his Hartpury coaches and team-mates this week.
FORMER Scotland back row forward Carl Hogg is Gloucester's forwards coach.
Capped five times by Scotland, Hogg joined Gloucester in 2006 following spells at Edinburgh during the 2004-5 season.
During his playing days, Hogg earned five caps for Scotland and was a member of five international tours. He played with the Borders Reivers and Edinburgh Reivers between 1996 and 2001 before taking up a contract with Leeds Tykes.
He had two seasons at Headingley before taking on the role of coaching co-ordinator, taking particular responsibility for the Leeds Tykes A XV. Hogg gained level two and three coaching certificates from the English RFU and has a specialist coaching qualification in back-row play. He has also completed a MSc in Sports Coaching for Brunel University.
Carl is kindly sponsored in 2012-13 by Forgeability.