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Preview: Gloucester Academy’s Second Row, Jonno Balding ahead of today’s “exciting” clash with Saracens

Gloucester Rugby U18s and U17s take part in a doubleheader against Saracens at Kingsholm this afternoon. U18s second row, Jonno Balding reflects on how the Academy’s recent form may impact their performance at the weekend: “It’s incredibly exciting, I think the boys feel like they have got a lot to prove coming off the back […]

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Pat Lam on Bristol Bears’ superb 51-26 west-country derby victory over Gloucester: “The boys finally got what they deserved”

Bristol Bears put an end to their five-week losing streak with an emphatic 51-26 West Country victory over Gloucester. Director of rugby Pat Lam was delighted for for the Bears: “I’m very pleased. To put 50 on Gloucester is never an easy feat, we started really well. “We lost the toss but the mindset to […]

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EXCLUSIVE: UOG Women’s Rugby Head Coach Gavin Deane hails importance of his players being exposed to Championship Rugby

Five girls from the University of Gloucestershire’s rugby team thrive from their experiences of playing for Championship club Cheltenham Tigers. UOG head coach Gavin Deane believes it is crucial to help the university side improve. Deane said: “I think it’s vital that they play championship rugby at the weekend. They play at such a good […]

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“The aim is to keep us at the top of the English game” – Steve Lansdown discusses a bright future for Bristol Bears

Steve Lansdown discussed the future of Bristol’s recruitment, involvement of the women and current financial state of Rugby Union during Bristol Bears’ bid to boost fan interaction with a Q&A. Lansdown explained the importance of the younger players that have come through the Bristol Bears academy: “We’ve had some serious conversations over the years and […]