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Morgan on "new era" at Gloucester

01st August 2014 11:53

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Olly Morgan in Gloucester jersey

Great evening: Olly Morgan

Gloucester coach Olly Morgan says his side's showing at the Premiership Rugby Sevens can be utilised as a springboard for the 2014/15 season.

Impressive victories over Exeter, London Irish and Bath saw the Cherry and Whites progress into next Friday's final at the Twickenham Stoop.

And for Morgan, who recently retired from rugby due to injury, he was delighted to see his Steph Reynold's inspired line-up win all their fixtures.

"Across the board it has been a great evening, with 13,500 or more supporting and we were able to kick-start the new era of Gloucester," he told The Citizen.

"Everyone understands how we want to play, we want to play a good brand of attacking rugby and sevens is a good way to showcase that.

"When you have talent like Steph and Henry Purdy in the backline it just shows how we want to emulate that in 15s.

"Steph has the lot for sevens and he proved that last year. He probably wasn't as effective as last year because he was a bit of a marked man, but he still finds space and manages to score tries.

"It certainly wasn't a one man show, Steph quite rightly took the limelight last year but Dan Thomas, Callum Braley, Henry Purdy, all these young guys who have come in did absolutely brilliantly.

"They put their hands up to the likes of David (Humphreys) and Nick (Walshe) and said 'I'm here and want to start'.

"We then had the experience of Aled (Thomas), Jacob (Rowan) and Billy Meakes so it was a good blend."

Morgan added on his defending champions: "If we can kick on there's no reason why we can't repeat what we did last year.

"It can be difficult with first team fixtures coming up and junior international commitments but we will try to keep the squad as similar as possible.

"Having looked at the Welsh tournament last weekend and the other two this weekend there's going to be a lot of competition."

  • Gloucester Fixtures
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Sunday , November 30
London Irish vs Gloucester13:00
Saturday , December 20
Gloucester vs Bath15:00
Saturday , December 27
Gloucester vs Wasps15:00
Saturday , January 3
Exeter vs Gloucester15:00
Saturday , January 10
Gloucester vs Saracens15:00
Saturday , February 14
Leicester vs Gloucester15:00
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Saturday , January 31
Gloucester vs Ospreys15:00
Saturday , February 7
Gloucester vs Harlequins15:00
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Sunday , December 7
Gloucester vs Zebre15:15
Saturday , December 13
Zebre vs Gloucester15:00
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Friday , November 21
Newcastle Falcons 20 - 10 GloucesterNewcastle Falcons vs Gloucester Report
Friday , November 14
Gloucester 15 - 22 HarlequinsGloucester vs Harlequins Report
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Sunday , November 9
London Welsh 9 - 18 Gloucester
Saturday , November 1
Exeter 28 - 27 Gloucester
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European Rugby Challenge Cup
Saturday , October 25
Oyonnax 15 - 25 Gloucester
Thursday , October 16
Gloucester 55 - 0 Brive
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Saturday , October 11
Saracens 28 - 21 Gloucester
Saturday , October 4
Gloucester 33 - 16 Leicester
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6Sale Sharks820
7Harlequins819
8Gloucester816
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