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Gloucester suffer narrow loss to Harlequins

Charlie Sharples Credit: PA

Gloucester suffered a narrow 28-24 defeat at Twickenham against Harlequins this afternoon in what proved to be a tense fixture.

Gareth Evans, James Hook and Motu Matu'u all scored for the Cherry and Whites, leaving them just four points adrift of Harlequins in the game's final minutes.

But they failed to convert pressure in their opponents' half into points and ultimately fell just short.

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Georgia feel 'huge responsibility' to win ahead of opening match at Kingsholm

One of Georgia's top players has spoken of the 'huge responsibility' he and his teammates feel to win in their first pool match against Tonga tomorrow.

Centre Merab Sharikadze and the rest of the team have been training at Kingsholm today ahead of their opening game.

Transgender teenagers: What advice is out there?

A teenager from Gloucester who hopes to have a full sex change from woman to man has spoken of how he plans to freeze his eggs in order to have biological children.

Riley Middlemore Credit: ITV News

In his first television interview, 16-year-old Riley Middlemore told ITV News there are times he wished he hadn't been born transgender but is determined to complete the journey.

What help is out there for advice on gender reassignment?

There are a range helplines available for people seeking advice on gender reassignment. They include:

Information on teenagers and gender identity, parental worries, and young people’s mental health issues.

Offers help to children and young people (up to the age of 18) and their families who are experiencing difficulties in the development of their gender identity. This includes children who are unhappy with their biological sex.

The Trust is a listening ear, a caring support and an information centre for anyone with any question or problem concerning their gender identity, or whose loved one is struggling with gender identity issues.

Parents' information service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.

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