Gloucester Rugby are a professional English rugby union club situated in the west country city of Gloucester. The club plays in the domestic Aviva Premiership. They also compete in the Anglo-Welsh LV= Cup and the European Rugby Cup competitions.
The team plays out of its home stadium in the district of Kingsholm, just outside Gloucester city centre.
The club has no official nickname but are occasionally referred to as the 'Cherry and Whites' by supporters and the media in reference to the traditional hooped shirts worn by the team.
Gloucester Rugby's fiercest rivals are Bath and Bristol with matches between the three sides being referred to as west country derbies, although unfortunately Bristol were relegated from the Premiership in 2009 and have yet to return. Exeter, promoted in 2010, now provide a third West Country team to the Premiership. The club was formed in 1873.