Gloucester Will Be Strong Throughout Season

HIKING across the Brecon Beacons and lugging stretchers around army bases, Gloucester’s gruelling pre-season will leave them among the Premiership’s fitness elite.

Number eight Ben Morgan winces at the thought of being purposely pushed to breaking point in mid-Wales in July.

This is the same loose-forward that had to wear a gasmask on a treadmill to whip himself into top-flight shape when he swapped Merthyr Tydfil for the Scarlets in 2009.

The 24-year-old is a different animal now – but while he admits he did not relish parts of his second Gloucester pre-season, he knows the Cherry and Whites cannot thrive without it.
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