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Gloucester-Hartpury Women excited to appear at Kingsholm on Saturday

Following the conclusion of the Aviva Premiership game against Harlequins on Saturday, it’ll be the turn of the Gloucester-Hartpury Women to grace the Kingsholm turf when they take on Worcester Ladies IIs.

They have played at the famous old stadium in the past, but it will be the first time this season that they’ve run out at Kingsholm. Unbeaten so far this season, captain Kristin Jones told the club website that it’s been a fantastic season to date but that they’re looking to finish on a high.

“We’ve had some incredible wins and also some close calls. But, overall, we’ve managed to really gel as a team and that’s been reflected in our performances.

“I think the main difference between last season and this has been attitude. A lot of our girls have gone above and beyond in terms of the effort they’ve put in and really committed to the programme.

“Susie Appleby is a quality coach and has put in extra time with us and we’ve also been lucky to train in excellent facilities. We get regular One on Ones with the coaches, extra Strength and Conditioning time and some of the girls have really pushed the barriers, making time during their day to do extra gym sessions etc.

“It’s all helped to improve our fitness and our togetherness as a team and the results on the pitch have reflected that.”

Currently top of Women’s Championship Midlands Two, the ladies are also going well in the Intermediate Cup having won a quarter-final away at Hove WRFC on Sunday.

“It was a really tough game against Hove on Sunday, playing away from home is never easy and Hove are a good side. I spoke to the girls before the game and asked them to believe in themselves, and we managed to pull it out of the bag and bring home a win.

“We’re now really looking forward to a semi-final. We don’t know who we’ll be playing yet but, whoever it is, they’ll be a tough opponent. We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.”

But attention now turns to the league once again and Saturday’s game against Worcester Ladies IIs, a team they have already beaten this season.

Kristin admits that Worcester will be looking to avenge that earlier defeat and is calling upon the Gloucester faithful to stick around after the Quins game and give them their inimitable support.

“It’s going to mean so much to us. A couple of the girls have already done it in previous seasons and told the rest of the group that it’s an amazing feeling. Some of the girls are new so there have already been a few nerves but we’re all so proud to be wearing the Cherry and White hoops at Kingsholm.

“We know that Worcester will be coming down looking for revenge, they want the win badly. We may have won earlier this season but that counts for nothing, we have to treat it as a completely new game and come out fighting. It’s a top of the table clash and a big game.

“It’s going to be an incredible game and we’d appreciate it so much if as many Gloucester supporters as possible could stick around after the Harlequins game and cheer us on. Their support would mean so much to us.”

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