Gloucester Rugby host Bath on Friday night for the opening round of the Premiership Rugby Cup. Ahead of the fixture, Tom Seabrook opened up on the preparations for the game and playing in the historic match.
On returning from rest week
“There are a few sore bodies after today but I think everyone is feeling well and refreshed. It was a week off that a few of the boys needed.”
On the Premiership Rugby Cup
“There’s a lot of excitement around this weekend and we can see that in the sessions and the way the boys are training. It’s physical and fast paced so the boys have blown away a few cobwebs which is to be expected after a week off.
“We’ve had a couple of really good training sessions and it’s been a really good week.”
On the excitement of a new competition
“It’s refreshing. It’s a different competition which is exciting. There will be a good few boys getting some opportunities as well but I think in terms of our season, and the momentum we’ve had over the last few games, it’s still a big opportunity for us to keep pushing ourselves forward against what will be a tough Bath team.”
On the history of the fixture
“Dom Waldouck told us that there is 150 years of history in this fixture. It’s going to be a massive occasion and it’s something that a lot of boys haven’t experienced yet whether they’ve got Premiership experience or if they are a young lad.
“A Friday night Kingsholm crowd might add a bit of pressure but we’ve got the players and all of the things in place to control that and hopefully we can put out our best performance on Friday.”