Up for the Cup Book Launch - 5 March 2020

After many months of dedicated work Thursday 5 March 2020 saw the launch of Gloucester Rugby Heritage’s latest book entitled “Gloucester Up for the Cup”.    The book was written by Malc King, with contributions from other members of the Heritage team including several reports written by Jim Smith from his home in the USA.

The book is a comprehensive record of matches played by Gloucester Rugby in cup competitions from the early 1900s, when cup rugby was rather frowned upon, to victory in the first national knockout competition in 1972, to the highs and lows, glory and despair, of cup matches up to 2019.   It is richly illustrated with photographs of these often epic encounters of Gloucester competing in English, Anglo-Welsh and European Cup campaigns. The Club’s participation in Tens and Sevens rugby is also covered.   

The Launch was attended by Alex Brown, Gloucester Rugby’s newly appointed Commercial Director, as well as a good sprinkling of former Gloucester players and representatives of organisations who sponsored the book.   The main guest of honour was Andy Deacon who is featured on the cover of the book accepting the Powergen Cup in 2003.

The table above shows thumbnails of the images of the event.   Click on the thumbnail to expand a selected image.  Then click on the magnifier to expand the image still further.



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