By Cherry Picker
October 24 2012
With seven unmbeaten games behind them, Gloucester face as stern a test as they are likely to get in one of the season's landmark Kingsholm games on Saturday, when Leicester Tigers come to call.
It’s one of English club rugby’s classic fixtures and all the signs are that it could be one of the defining games of the season … for both clubs.
Gloucester impressive rehabilitation under Nigel Davies continues after a couple of seasons in the relative doldrums, while Leicester are once again one of the game’s powers.
It all points to a great autumn evening at Kingsholm, and Ben Morgan is just as excited about the gamer as any other cherry and white fan.
“I came to Gloucester for games like this,” he told the Citizen.
“It's very exciting to look forward to taking them on. It's a massive game for us, but at the same time there isn't too much added pressure.
"We've just got to perform now. This is one of the biggest games of the season, I don't think anyone will disagree.”
The buzz at Kingsholm has been building slowly but surely all season as supporters get to grips with the fact that this really is a revival rather than just a flash in the pan.
Davies has surely impressed most of the fans with the way he has set about the task of turning Glaws into a rugby force again, his quiet style underscored by an obvious professionalism and determination which has spread throughout the squad.
It’s always easier to coach a team from the comfort of a seat in the stand when it’s not you who has to carry the can, but let’s face it ... the real job isn’t rocket science is it?
The fact is that a coach in any sport either has it or doesn’t have it.
In our view, Nigel Davies has it.
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