A host of events throughout 2023 are marking Gloucester Rugby player Ben Morgan’s testimonial, before he retires from professional rugby at the end of the season.
Nicknamed the ‘Dursley Bull’, Morgan grew up playing for his local rugby club, Dursley RFC, before starting his professional career in Wales with the Scarlets.
He moved to Kingsholm in 2012 and the number eight has been in a cherry and white shirt ever since.
Now, after more than 180 appearances for Gloucester Rugby and 31 caps for England over the last decade, Morgan celebrates the end of his career with a testimonial year.
Hosting a drinks reception to mark the start of his testimonial year at SLG studios at The Brewery Quarter in Cheltenham, he announced that his events will support the 4Ed campaign and the Sam Polledri Foundation.
Speaking at the packed out event, Morgan said: 'It’s a huge honour to be awarded a testimonial year with Gloucester Rugby. Playing for my home club over the last 11 years has been a huge privilege and I’ll be retiring with memories I’ll look back on with a great sense of pride. I move into my next chapter with great excitement, as I look to develop my business career with No.8 Scaffolding.
'I’m really looking forward to raising as much money as we can for the 4Ed campaign and the Sam Polledri foundation. They’re causes very close to us at Gloucester.'
Gloucester Rugby’s chief operating officer, Alex Brown, added: 'Morgan has given a tremendous amount to this club and we’re delighted we can celebrate with him.'