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Port Vale's Tom Pope

Port Vale trounce Robins

A brace from Tom Pope helped end Port Vale's run of 11 games without a win as they comfortably beat Cheltenham 3-1 at Vale Park. The veteran striker's goals, which sandwiched Ben Whitfield's strike, earned...
Pau Vs Gloucester

Pau pounce on Gloucester 

Gloucester snatched a late losing bonus point as their European Challenge Cup campaign got off to a losing start with defeat at Top 14 outfit Pau. Owen Williams converted Henry Purdy's score with the last...

Robins manager gets appeal underway

Cheltenham Town Football Club Manager, Gary Johnson, launches £830,000 Bristol Heart Institute Appeal. On Friday 29 September, Above & Beyond, the local charity that raises funds for Bristol city centre hospitals, celebrated World Heart Day...

Tigers take a bite out of Gloucester 

Leicester Tigers 24-10 Gloucester Leicester bounced back from successive defeats to beat Gloucester for their first Premiership win of the season. The hosts dominated the first half and surged into a 21-0 half-time lead, with...

Cycle race brought carnival atmosphere 

The Cheltenham stage of the Tour of Britain has been hailed a huge success after thousands of people lined local roads to cheer on their cycling heroes. In a carnival atmosphere across the Borough, Dylan...

World Cup legend Sir Geoff Hurst striking out for Alzheimer’s

Footballing Hero Sir Geoff Hurst – who scored three goals in England’s 1966 World Cup victory has urged people to join him in Cheltenham for a whole new ball game. He is uniting against...

Blinding Success!

Gloucestershire Growlers – the county’s blind cricket team – have won their first ever league title. Just six years after forming, the side cruised to the BCEW (Blind Cricket England and Wales) South West Regional...

Pre-Season Stuffing

Leinster 50 Gloucester 14 Leinster were able to hit the half-century mark in an impressive seven-try demolition of The Cherry and Whites at Templeville Road last Friday night. Leinster were surprisingly slick in their early moments,...
mammoth 250+ mile charity ride in support of former team mate 48-year-old father of two, Lee Whillock, (pictured centre in sunglasses) from Winchcombe

Retired rugby players to help tackle rare cancer

A group of retired rugby players are swapping rugby boots for bike cleats next month to ride coast to coast across Wales, raising awareness of a rare form of cancer, which their former team...
Gloucester maintain their hopes of a top-six finish with victory in a thrilling encounter with Sale Sharks

Hard-won victory over Sale Sharks

Twelvetrees try trumps Sale for bonus point win for Cherry and Whites at Kingsholm Tom Marshall scored two tries to help Gloucester maintain their hopes of a top-six finish with victory in a thrilling encounter...


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Billy Bragg at Wychwood

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