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Busy spell for the Gloucester Rugby Academy

Busy spell for the Gloucester Rugby Academy
With focus over the next three weeks turning to the Premiership Rugby Cup, the Gloucester Rugby Academy is using this period as a key time for the young players throughout the programme.

With local schools on half term, the Academy has a record number of players away on international training camps, as well as all members of the senior Academy training in preparation for the upcoming Premiership Rugby Cup pool clashes, starting this weekend with Wasps at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon (KO 3pm)

With Senior Academy front row trio Ciaran Knight, Alex Seville and Henry Walker all strongly involved in first team matters throughout the start of the Gallagher Premiership and Heineken Champions Cup seasons, those with aspirations of pulling on the Cherry and White jersey are all getting set for a crucial few weeks.

Head of Academy Richard Whiffin explained that it’s a great time for the Academy, which is in rude health at it continues to strive to set up the young players for senior rugby and their continued development.

“Half term is a key time for us as we can get good access to all of the squad, we have our Under 18 squad meeting up all week for a mini-training camp which allows us to get some really good training in before they get into game time, and as well as this, it’s a great thing for us to see some of our players away with their countries.

“George Barton, Jack Clement, Joe Howard, Rowan Mullis, Archie Benson, Isaac Marsh and Archie Tarbuck are all in the England Under 18s group in Bristol this week, and we have Louis Rees-Zammit and Stephen Varney in the Wales and Italy groups respectively.

“We are delighted to get that recognition and as the season goes on we will see lots of these boys.


Ahead of the start of the Premiership Rugby Cup on Saturday, Whiffin is excited to see a young side take to the Kingsholm pitch.

“This part of the season is always such an exciting one for the young lads, we’ve got a few senior players involved as well in training, and this is a huge opportunity to impress.

“There’s going to be a great crowd at Kingsholm on Saturday, and we know the Gloucester Rugby supporters will get behind the young lads who will give their all and thrive on the occasion.”
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