Gloucester play at Kingsholm. They have finished top of the Premiership table on three occasions, most recently 2007-8, but have never won the title. They are one half of a fierce West Country rivalry with Bath.

Teams have been busy over the off-season strengthening their squads with new arrivals from abroad and their domestic rivals and we take a look at the ins and outs at…

Eyes on the prize:  Mat Protheroe in action for England U20 v Wales in March 2016. (Photo: Getty Images)

When did you first play rugby? When I was eight. My best mate at school asked me along for one session at Waunarlwydd  rugby club (near Swansea) and I never…