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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...

Resounding win for Gloucestershire

Leicestershire slipped to a second County Championship defeat of the season as Gloucestershire took 14 wickets to complete a resounding win. Resuming on 165-6, 299 behind, Ned Eckersley (88) and Richard Jones (23) helped Leicestershire...
the lightly raced Premier Bond, at around 10/1

Bond could have Premier Chance in Scottish National

The Scottish National run at Ayr tomorrow bears little resemblance to its English counterpart (and hence why Aintree winners rarely run in it or, if they do, rarely run well in it.) For that...
Cherry and Whites lay waste to The Blues

Cherry and Whites lay waste to The Blues

Gloucester overcame Cardiff Blues to set up European Challenge Cup semi-final at La Rochelle. A Gareth Anscombe drop-goal edged Blues 23-20 ahead after Gloucester Josh Hohneck was yellow carded. Alex Cuthbert had helped level the...
Can a lion roarto success or will Arthur be King of Aintree?

Can a lion roar to success or will Arthur be King of Aintree?

It might be a case of where the roulette wheel stops in this year’s Grand National run at Aintree tomorrow. Will it be on red with Vieux Lion Rouge or will it be on black...
Laidlaw THE 31-year-old Gloucester scrum-half

Laidlaw back in three or four weeks.

The 31-year-old Gloucester scrum-half was side-lined for most the Six Nations after damaging an ankle ligament in the defeat by France. Both Scotland and the British and Irish Lions are touring this summer, and Laidlaw...
Double triumph for Gloucester Rugby Academy


Last weekend saw the Gloucester Rugby Academy in action with a real international twist as they continue their development programmes. WITH several senior and junior academy starlets in action for their country in their age...

Sizing John romps to home tow in Gold Cup

SIZING John, ridden by Robbie Power and trained by Jessica Harrington, powered home to win the Cheltenham Gold Cup last Friday. Victory completed a bigrace double for the 7-1 chance, who won the Irish...
Horse trials attract riders from 16 countries

Horse trials attract riders from 16 countries

Taking place on Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th March the Land Rover Gatcombe Park Novice and Intermediate Horse Trials event has attracted an impressive number of riders from around the World. This year there...

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