Matson did the community proud
SADLY Matson did not get that coveted win at Twickenham which would have been very much deserved but, backed by a large following, the men in black did the Gloucester rugby community proud.
It is not very often in a community club’s history that you play at Twickenham one week, and the following week you get to play on Kingsholm.
Matson will achieve this when all three of their senior teams play in the Combination Cup finals day. Good luck to them and the Old Cents.
The County Championship kicked off this week with Gloucestershire after a disjointed first half easing away from a spirited Devon side to start the campaign on a positive footing.
The side was made up of a healthy Cinderford contingent.
With Kent up next at Clifton this Saturday, a win will go a long way to them topping their league.
I must also mention the Cirencester Youth 7s festival that happened on Bank Holiday Sunday.
It is a competition that began way back in 1978 making this the 42nd consecutive year, which is a remarkable achievement.
After attending on Sunday, the tournament is going from strength to strength with youth teams from all over Gloucestershire and neighbouring counties taking part.
Run once again with great precision by event coordinaters Mike Timbrell and Mel Lennon and the 7s organising committee.
Well done guys, long may it continue. Henry Trinder from Gloucester Rugby called in to present some trophies and was delighted to find his name on one of them back in 2006 when he was a Ciren colt.