Young members of Tetbury Rugby Club were treated to a very special visit from some ‘experts’ in the game on Sunday, November 4.

Gloucester Rugby, just two days after losing to Bristol, recovered to get out to a sports club to run some exciting training sessions for the members.

England’s Billy Twelvetrees and other players including Lloyd Evans, Ed Slater, Todd Gleave, Tom Hudson, Henry Trinder and South African duo Gerbrandt Grobler and Tom Hudson all attended to share their knowledge with the younger age groups.

The event also provided team members from the Mini’s through to the Colts age groups the opportunity to ask questions of their idols in a session, whilst also being able to pose for numerous photos.

The session, which took place at the Sir William Romney’s School between 10.30am until 12.00pm was really successful with a number of children really enjoying the opportunity to receive some time with their heroes.

Mike Capener of the youth side revealed that it had meant a lot for the youngsters to meet the players.

“On behalf of all of us at Tetbury RFC please pass on our thanks to all the members of the team and the players," he said.

"Those who turned out in very challenging conditions made yesterday so valuable for all our children and young people.

"They will certainly remember the opportunity they had yesterday for the rest of their lives.

"I’ve been passed a number of comments about how engaging the players were particularly during the training with a personal highlight coming seeing my son manage to leave Billy Twelvetrees for dead in an under 8s tag game."

Terry Fanoula, Community Development Manager at Gloucester Rugby echoed the opinions of Mike.

"“All the players from Gloucester Rugby had terrific fun at Tetbury RFC in the latest of our Club takeovers," he said.

"It’s great to get back to grass roots level and pass on some hints and tips as well as answer any questions the youngsters may have.

"To see so many young rugby players turning out on a Sunday morning, even when the weather isn’t great, makes it all worthwhile."

Some of the Glos players were given a grilling in the q and a session, with some even being asked about their salaries.

They were then presented with a framed Tetbury Rugby Club shirt.

Gloucester Rugby are recovering after a battling defeat against Bristol in the Premiership on Friday evening.

Northampton are next up for them as they look to bounce back after their derby match woes.