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The Challenge Cup is once again proving to be a strange competition with coaches picking strong sides to please their supporters at home and experimenting when they go away. Either that or Agen are in for a poor season after we hammered them 61-16 ..
Last Ditch Bonus Point
A last minute try from Henry Purdy and conversion from Owen Williams gave us the bonus point we deserved against a Pau side who gratefully accepted the chances we gave them ....
Formidable at home - terrrible away. Hopefully our sports psychologists can get to the bottom of that one soon!
A massive reaction to last week's embarassing defeat at Sharks is required this week. A decent win against high flying Saints will get the season back on track and the Shed onside .. here's hoping.
Monday morning may not be very pleasant at the Hartpury training grounds. That 57-10 defeat at Sharks lived up to its weekend newspaper analysis - humiliating and embarassing ..and lots of other things ..
Away Win Required
Loads of injuries but we can still turn out a strong squad which needs to notch our first away win at Sale ... another Friday night game (8.00).
Credit to Wuss for fighting hack when they looked like they might be swamped (they were down to 14 at the time) but black marks to BBC News for showing the wrong try in their highlights today. The one straight after half time when Trinder announced his arrival with some sublime running, one-two and offload to send Billy in could well be the try of the season - at least at Kingsholm..
Back to Kingsholm for a Friday night under lights against local rivals Wuss - bring it on.
Johan Akermann says it may take four years for Gloucester to achieve their potential which is a bit of a blow as after the first game against Chiefs we thought we'd cracked it.
Pletnty of reunions going on at Welford Road but who will come away with a smile on their faces? Certainly Gloucester will have to shape up better than they did at Quins - that's perhaps why there are six changes.