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A weekend to remember for Gloucester and Munster

By Ben_Falconer  |  Posted: January 12, 2014

Munster fans enjoyed their visit

Munster fans enjoyed their visit

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GLOUCESTER Rugby lost but the city won as hordes of Munster fans made a weekend of it when the two teams clashed in the Heineken Cup.

The special link between the sides which goes back more than a decade was strengthened again when around 3,000 Munster followers came to the city for the pool six match.

The city welcomed them with open arms and were rewarded with a weekend that at least some should be able to remember.

“It was fantastic,” said Mark Illingworth of Cafe Rene in Southgate Street.

“It started on Friday and there’s been no let up.”

He said landlord Paul Soden was impressed at the number of supporters who returned after Munster’s last visited almost six years ago.

“They’re great fun - we’ve been under a lot of pressure to deliver but it’s good pressure.”

The city’s Irish Club in Horton Road hosted many fans from both sides at an event for the Irish community on Friday night.

“Everyone at Kingsholm enjoyed the atmosphere and the friendliness of the Gloucester and Irish supporters,” said club spokesman Steve O'Connor. “It was great at the Irish community centre, enjoying the evening entertainment from Pholk Law and the young Irish dancers, who put on a wonderful performance. People travelled from far and wide to be with us. This just proves what Gloucester's all about.”

Cherry and Whites fans were buoyed by the Gloucester team’s application and attitude, despite the loss and the city buzzed on Saturday night.

“I felt proud of the team for probably the first time this season and it brought a buzz to the city,” said Kingsholm Supporters Mutual chairman Bob Rumble. “It started on Friday and by the time the match started, the atmosphere was incredible.

“It did a lot of lift people’s spirits. The Munster fans don’t just arrive in big numbers - they’re great people too.”

As expected, Gloucestershire Constabulary confirmed they dealt with no incidents connected with the match and fans on Saturday.

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  • Kingsholm_Kid  |  January 22 2014, 7:33PM

    Harden is the number 1 tight head at Gloucester Rugby. If the sad lonely old mad and multi-ID troll, "Walker100d" AKA GlosAnarchy AKA gloslover-not/dumbanddumber20/dopey-lerone, ever gets to a Gloucester Rugby game he could see that for himself but he never goes to any games because the matron at his home never lets him out, so he spends all his lonely hours on the net trolling. He doesn't even support Gloucester anyway.

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  • werrew  |  January 20 2014, 8:22PM

    Harden is TOP RATED! And that is by the man who knows best, the DoR.

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  • Crunchman01  |  January 20 2014, 8:14PM

    Harden is the number 1 tight head at Gloucester Rugby by a country mile.

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  • cooler_k  |  January 20 2014, 8:09PM

    Oh which troll shall Waler100b be today? Is it "Walker100d" or maybe he's GlosAnarchy or NOTArugbylover or peh45. Whichever one he decides he is, he will invariably be absolutely clueless. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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  • Whamos  |  January 20 2014, 7:59PM

    Harden is the best tight head at Gloucester by a mile.

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  • Crunchman01  |  January 20 2014, 7:56PM

    Come out! Come out Walker100b wherever you are! Oh, I forgot, he can't because he has been BANNED! So the Gloucester and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating troll has signed up with another identity of Walker100d. I bet he had to ask his mummy for that one. Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha! Ha!

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  • werrew  |  January 20 2014, 7:53PM

    Ha! Ha! Ha! Laugh at the useless Gloucester Rugby and Rupҽrt Hardҽn hating BANNED multi-troll Walker100b now calling himself Walker100d (I bet it took him hours to think that new identity up). He is soooo upset that he has been found out with his latest identity. He knows absolutely nothing about rugby union, sat in his sad home for sad lonely old men. #Harden, the number one tight head at Kingsholm. #Has any heard from glawsteruk1 lately? Ha! ha! ha!

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  • cooler_k  |  January 20 2014, 7:44PM

    I think a search party needs to be sent out for Walker100b. He hasn't been heard from for sooooooooo long. I wonder if Walker100d knows what happened to him. Ho! Ho! Ho! #Harden is the number 1 tight head at Gloucester Rugby by a country mile.

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  • Crunchman01  |  January 20 2014, 7:29PM

    The BANNED multi-troll Walker100b now calling himself Walker100d aka GlosAnarchy/dopey-lerone/dumbanddumber20 is upset because he has been found out using another of his Gloucester Rugby hating troll identities. Now he is on his big-baby anti-Rupҽrt Hardҽn mega-rant just because Harden has proved him so wrong time after time with his brilliant displays of tight head rugby.

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  • Whamos  |  January 20 2014, 7:24PM

    Can I suggest that no site should have to put up with a BANNED multi-ID troll like Walker100b now calling himself Walker100d. #Harden owns the number 3 shirt. He has no real competition for it.

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