Gloucester are the 'nearly men' of the Premiership. To sum up Gloucester's luck, the season when they topped the Premiership was the season when the rules were changed and a Final was introduced. Needless to say they lost the Final. Next year is always meant to be Gloucester's year. However, it never ends up being that way. To add to those woes, the club has historically had a habit of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory by conceding at the death of matches.
Just when Gloucester looked to be on track with a semi final under the stewardship of South African coach Johan Ackermann with Danny Cipriani pulling the strings at fly half, it all fell apart. COVID hit, Ackermann departed for Japan, their Springbok lock Franco Mostert followed too and the talismanic Danny Cipriani left mid-season. Gloucester spiralled and hit a low of 11th in 2020/21.
The club has since recovered under the direction of former second row George Skivington and the leadership of captain Lewis Ludlow. Gloucester's DNA is the power of their forward pack. Skivington's philosophy centres on the importance of set piece and the strength of the rolling maul. The club also benefits from some electric backs including Welsh wonder kid Louis Rees 'Lightening'-Zammit and England flyer, Jonny May.
It would be amiss to write about Gloucester without discussing their fans. No club in England can rival the passion the Cherry and White die hards bring. Opposition fear playing in front of the terraced 'Shed' where every error is met with "EEEYYY-OOORRREE".