With Louis [Carey], his experience and know-how is seen as important for what we believe will be a young squad.
With Cole [Skuse], he’s been an exemplary servant for this football club and we fully understand his reasons for moving on at this time in his career.
For Jon [Stead] the lure of playing back up north has been too strong and we wish him luck for whatever his future career holds.”
Gloucester and Bath have both had five players named in the England rugby union squad for this summer's tour of Argentina.
Freddie Burns and Billy Twelvetrees lead the Gloucester contingent and are joined by uncapped duo Jonny May and Matt Kvesic, along with number eight Ben Morgan.
New Bath signing Jonathan Joseph is included with rugby league convert Kyle Eastmond and forwards Dave Attwood, Rob Webber and David Wilson.
Josh Lewsey has been appointed to the dual roles of Acting Chief Executive and Performance Director for the Cornish Pirates.
The former British Lion and World Cup winner with England will join the club from next month until September as a part-time consultant.
Gloucestershire's Charlotte Dujardin has been awarded an OBE.
The dressage rider, from Newent, was presented the honour by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace this morning. Dujardin won both an individual and team gold at last summer's Olympics making her just one of four British women to win two golds at the same Games. She said 2012 was a dream come true.
Cash-strapped Gloucester City Football Club faces relegation and eviction from the ground it uses by the end of the month unless it can settle debts. The Tigers owe three months' rent on Whaddon Road under their groundshare agreement with Cheltenham Town.
Unless they can pay by the end of March, the club will be relegated from Blue Square North in the Conference league. Gloucester chairman Nigel Hughes says the club has a total shortfall of around £40,000. More details here
Bristol City have lost 2 - 1 to Crystal Palace, making it their sixth consecutive away defeat. Bristol Rovers lost 2 - 1 at home to Rotherham United in League Two.
In this afternoons Championship match, Bristol beat Rotherham 30 - 20.
Gloucester lost at Wasps 33 - 29 this afternoon, despite scoring four tries, including Mike Tindall's first in the Premiership for two years. However the losing bonus point moves them up to fifth.
Yeovil Town won for a club record 8th time in a row. Bristol Rovers also won, Cheltenham drew and Bristol City lost in the Severnside derby.Read the full story ›
Bath had a bonus point win over London Irish in the Premiership.
The home side scored four tries in a 40 - 16 win, with 17 points coming from the boot of Tom Heathcote.