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- Aviva Premiership
- 3rd May 2014
- KO 15:00
- Ground: Kingsholm
- Att: 14,915
Aviva Premiership: Gloucester's Mike Tindall is poised to announce his retirement
Former England captain Mike Tindall is poised to announce his retirement from rugby union.
The 35-year-old, 75-cap centre tweeted, after Gloucester's 38-30 Premiership victory over London Irish: "Looks like the last game at Kingsholm has been played. Gutted it has to end. Good win to finish though. Love to the @glawsfamily."
When asked about the tweet outside the changing rooms, Tindall said: "I don't want to say anything now - I will do it at some point next week.
"There will be plenty of time next week (to speak with the media)."
Tindall, who signed a one-year contract with Gloucester last year as a player-backs coach, said he would make himself available for selection for Gloucester's final match of the season away at local rivals Worcester but wanted to say goodbye to the club's fans at the last match of the campaign at Kingsholm.
Meanwhile, another Gloucester star very much in the England set-up, will have a scan to find out the seriousness of an ankle injury that could rule him out of the nation's tour of New Zealand in a month's time.
England coach Stuart Lancaster will certainly be monitoring the situation surrounding centre Billy Twelvetrees ahead of his squad selection for the three-Test series against the All Blacks.
Twelvetrees came off after only nine minutes of the game, having converted a try from back row Sione Kalamafoni in the second minute.
Gloucester director of rugby Nigel Davies was heartened by the win but naturally concerned about Twelvetrees.
He said: "It is an ankle problem and, with a lot of these things when a player is injured, it is very difficult to give a formal assessment. But what we will do is monitor the situation in the next 48 hours and, within that period, he will have a scan which will identify the extent of the problem."
Davies' immediate reaction, though, was 'it is not great', which will be a major cause for concern for Lancaster.
Davies added: "Until we have a clearer picture, we cannot say how serious it is.
"Billy is a committed player and, for him to come off - because there was a lot of emotion around the game - obviously says quite a bit about the injury. But like all things, we just have to wait and see for a couple of days."
England wing Charlie Sharples may be a doubt for the tour as well after also suffering an injury in the win, though not as serious-looking as Twelvetrees.
Davies added: "Charlie got a dead leg early in the game and it proved too much for him to continue. It is not too serious but it can keep you out for a couple of weeks so, again, we will have to see."
One man who looks certain to be going to New Zealand is Marland Yarde, who will play his last match for London Irish next week at home to Sale Sharks before he joins Harlequins for next season.
Yarde has been in and out of the Irish team due to injury this season but he shone at Kingsholm with three tries.
London Irish director of rugby Brian Smith said: "That was about his best game all season. He was magnificent and he will be sorely missed. He is genuine and a real competitor.
"There have been times when Marland has struggled to get back into the side after injuries because someone else has scored three tries.
"He is an outstanding back three player but there are a lot of them in England."
Smith said Irish wanted 'to mug' Gloucester early on in the game but found themselves 17-5 down at one stage before rallying to lead 27-25 and then let the game go.
He said: "We knew they were going to play the game from deep and so we wanted to put all our defenders up in the front line and mug them.
"We worked really hard on getting a good start to shut the crowd up because that is a factor at Kingsholm - but life had something different in store for us."
|Friday 27th February|
|19:45||Northampton vs Harlequins|
|Saturday 28th February|
|14:30||London Welsh vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Newcastle Falcons|
|15:00||Leicester Tigers vs Sale Sharks|
|15:15||Exeter vs Bath|
|Sunday 1st March|
|13:00||Wasps vs Gloucester|
|Friday 6th March|
|19:45||Bath vs Sale|
|Saturday 7th March|
|15:00||Exeter vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs London Irish|
|15:15||Gloucester vs Northampton|
|Sunday 8th March|
|14:00||Wasps vs Saracens|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Leicester|
|Friday 27th March|
|19:45||Northampton vs Wasps|
|Saturday 28th March|
|15:00||London Irish vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Leicester vs Exeter|
|15:15||Saracens vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 29th March|
|14:00||Sale vs Gloucester|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Bath|
|Friday 10th April|
|19:45||Newcastle vs Bath|
|Saturday 11th April|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Gloucester|
|15:15||Saracens vs Leicester|
|Sunday 12th April|
|14:00||Exeter vs Northampton|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Sale|
|Saturday 25th April|
|14:00||Sale vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 22nd February|
|London Irish 6 - 12 Leicester Tigers|
|Saturday 21st February|
|Bath 13 - 21 Northampton|
|Harlequins 21 - 32 Exeter|
|Gloucester 48 - 10 London Welsh|
|Sale Sharks 14 - 10 Saracens|
|Friday 20th February|
|Newcastle 23 - 23 Wasps|
|Sunday 15th February|
|Wasps 37 - 6 Harlequins|
|London Welsh 12 - 52 Sale|
|Saracens 34 - 24 Bath|
|Saturday 14th February|
|Exeter 46 - 17 Newcastle|
|Friday 13th February|
|Leicester 18 - 15 Gloucester|
|Northampton 15 - 9 London Irish|
|Sunday 11th January|
|London Irish 28 - 26 Exeter|
|Newcastle 38 - 7 London Welsh|
|Saturday 10th January|
|Harlequins 32 - 12 Leicester|
|Bath 39 - 26 Wasps|
|Sale Sharks 20 - 7 Northampton|
|Friday 9th January|
|Gloucester 24 - 23 Saracens|
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