Trinder excited about prospect of Sevens at Kingsholm
25 July 2012
The way centre Henry Trinder has emerged as a key cog in the Gloucester Rugby back line over the past couple of years is testament to the faith that the Cherry and Whites are willing to place in youth.
The selection policy of ‘If you’re good enough, you’re old enough’ is borne out by the emergence of the likes of Trinder, Freddie Burns, Jonny May and Charlie Sharples all at the same time.
And with this summer’s J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7’s rolling into view, the next generation of Gloucester speedsters will soon get the chance to earn their stripes.
Trinder, who at only 23 years old is already a veteran of over 30 Aviva Premiership appearances, and a 2012 J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s Ambassador, cannot wait to see what the future holds for Gloucester.
“If I’m not involved on the evening myself, I will definitely be going to watch the guys, to see what youngsters we have got coming through,” he said.
“It’s a fantastic tournament from that point of view, and at a club like Gloucester where your age doesn’t matter it’s a great opportunity for players to get noticed.
“Look at someone like Ian Clark this year, we had a few injuries and he got his chance in the first XV and took it with both hands.
“That came about because of the JP Morgan Sevens and the A-League. He played his best in every game and earned his selection.
“I’m actually really excited about the chance to catch some of the young guys, see them running in tries and representing Gloucester because that’s what it’s all about.”
The final pool of the J.P. Morgan Premiership Rugby 7s Series kicks off at 7.30pm on Thursday, 26 July at Kingsholm.
Gloucester Rugby will be battling Bath Rugby, Exeter Chiefs and Worcester Warriors for the last two places in the final at Bath on Friday, 3 August.
To book tickets call 0871 871 8781 (option 2) or visit www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk.