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Gloucester Rugby U18's set to take on Leicester Tigers

The Gloucester Rugby U18s are due to start the first of their four Academy fixtures this weekend away to Leicester Tigers. The U18s have been drawn against Leicester Tigers (A), Worcester Warriors (H), Wasps (H) and Exeter Chiefs (A) in a much anticipated round of fixtures after a years break due to the pandemic.

Head of Academy, Peter Walton is looking forward to seeing the youngsters in action.

 “It’s exciting to give the lads an opportunity to play. To represent the club is a huge honour and the lads have been outstanding in what has been a really tough year for them and their families”.

Looking forward to the weekend, U18 Head Coach, Matt Teague commented “The U18s squad have been dedicated in their training and development since January, despite the uncertainties surrounding sport.

Knowing that we are in a privileged position to prepare the way we have, the young group are incredibly excited and proud to get the opportunity to express themselves in the Gloucester Rugby jersey whilst representing the Club and City of Gloucester.

An exciting five weeks ahead for the boys to create some fantastic lifelong memories and friends, through the game of rugby.”

A few changes to previous years in that the results won’t count towards a league but aimed at giving much needed playing opportunities to the Academy players. The laws of the game have been adapted with the academies using the law adaptations used within the Allianz Premier 15s competition.

Alex Guest, Junior Academy Manager, “It’s been a tough year for these lads. There are players who were previously in the pathway that were not able to represent the club at U18 level due to the pandemic. Huge thanks must go to the families and schools for supporting the players and academy during the pandemic”.

Gloucester Rugby U18s

1 James Lascelles

2 Dom Hey

3 James Pollard

4 Danny Eite

5 Ben Golding

6 Albert Taylor

7 Ellis Hart

8 Rob Nixon ©

9 Joe Adams

10 Morgan Adderley-Jones

11 Will Anderson

12 Conor Murphy

13 Iwan Glynn

14 Nathan Thomson-Lee

15 Jack Park

 

16 George Merrit

17 Will Hurn

18 Henry Pearson

19 Sam Anson

20 Tom Worts

21 Tom Samak

22 Will Gilderson

23 Ben Peters

Next Home Match
Kingsholm Stadium
Gloucester Rugby
Fri 29 Oct
KO 19:45
Exeter Chiefs
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