Gloucester Rugby

THERE’S a local derby at Sixways on Saturday as Worcester Warriors play host to Gloucester Rugby. Gloucester go into the game determined to maintain their challenge for a top four spot against a Worcester side who will be keen to pull further clear of the foot of the table. Having beaten Leicester Tigers last weekend, …

Gloucester United will host Exeter Braves tonight (7:30pm) in the Premiership Rugby A League at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC. Exeter Braves will be looking to finish 2017 strongly and keep their position as leaders of the Southern Conference. Unbeaten in the league so far, Exeter Braves have put on a dominant showing this season with …

Gloucester Rugby will travel to Kingston Park to play Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership tonight at 19:45 GMT. Gloucester will be looking to continue their three match winning streak in the Aviva Premiership. Making four changes to the team that beat Saracens last week, Gloucester pair Jake Polledri and James Hanson will make their …

Bristol Ladies have confirmed that England international prop, Sasha Acheson will leave the club to join regional Gloucester-Hartpury. Acheson, who has played for Bristol for seven years, admitted that is was a tough decision to make. She said: “Bristol Ladies has been my club for a long time, it’s one that has gone through the …

Gloucester Rugby have signed Australian international hooker James Hanson on a short-term deal. Director of Rugby David Humphreys welcomed Hanson addition to the squad. “We have been looking to add some experience and strength in depth to our squad in this position. It is our goal to create competition for every shirt, and a player …

NEW Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann refused to get carried away after an opening-day 28-21 victory over Premiership champions Exeter Chiefs. An injury-time try by new signing Jason Woodward settled a remarkable West Country derby at Kingsholm on Friday night, leaving Exeter with only a losing bonus point to show for their efforts. ‘We couldn’t …

GLOUCESTER have confirmed that scrum-half Willi Heinz has been named as the club’s new captain ahead of the new 2017/18 season. The scrum-half assumes the role having captained the side a number of times during his time at the club, taking over from Greig Laidlaw. Heinz arrived at the Cherry and Whites from the Crusaders …

SOUTH African back row forward Ruan Ackermann is set to join Gloucester from Super Rugby finalists the Lions, subject to visa clearance. Ackermann has been an ever-present in a strong and dominant back row for the Johannesburg based outfit, and moves to Kingsholm after helping the Lions finish as runners-up in this season’s Super Rugby …

League Tables

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2Ealing Trailfinders2116147414831682
4Cornish Pirates21110106425521862
6Yorkshire Carnegie2111284915281159
10Hartpury RFC2161144565621541
11London Scottish2161145026801440
12Rotherham Titans212019371742614