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Aviva Premiership Rugby First Timers is for you says Morgan

He grew up watching Gloucester as a schoolboy and now Ben Morgan is living his dream running out at Kingsholm for the Cherry and Whites every week.

Morgan has also progressed through to the England ranks and will play for Stuart Lancaster's men on the biggest stage this month.
 
His rise to the top is evidence youngsters standing on the Kingsholm terraces each week can follow in his footsteps – and Morgan is encouraging Gloucestershire locals to come and experience his passion this season.
 
Morgan's interview was part of a new campaign from Premiership Rugby and Aviva to welcome new supporters to Aviva Premiership Rugby this season.
 
As part of the campaign Aviva and the Premiership Rugby clubs have teamed up to give away almost 2,000 free tickets across every game in the first seven rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, from the start of the season right up to Christmas.
 
"My first time coming to Kingsholm was amazing, I remember sitting on my dad's shoulders – I remember the roar of the stadium and I remember being in front of the legendary Shed," said Morgan.

"Gloucester has always been the club I grew up supporting."
 
"My favourite player growing up was Terry Fanolua – it was a lot to do with big chants that used to around the ground – I remember getting swept up in that as a child."
 
"Coming to an Aviva Premiership match, you can sit next to opposition fans and cheer your heart out for your side – every game means something."
 
"Everybody is fighting for points and for places – all of the teams are competitive and it makes for a really strong league."
 
Morgan can still remember playing for his junior rugby club – an experience he looks back fondly on.

"The first club I played for was Dursley Rugby Club, I was at that one junior club for my whole junior career – I had such a good time there and it's very long-lasting," he added.
 
The Aviva Premiership Rugby First Timers programme will give away almost 2,000 free tickets across every game in the first seven rounds of Aviva Premiership Rugby matches, from the start of the season right up to Christmas. Fans are encouraged to tell friends and family who have never been to a Gloucester Rugby fixture before to visit www.premiershiprugby.com/avivafirsttimers now to sign up for their free tickets.

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