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May 31, 2015 at 5pm UK at Kingsholm Stadium
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Billy Twelvetrees proud despite Gloucester Rugby defeat

Gloucester Rugby captain Billy Twelvetrees urges his teammates to hold their heads high despite missing out on a place in the European Rugby Champions Cup.

Gloucester Rugby captain Billy Twelvetrees has insisted that he is proud of the team despite their crushing defeat to Bordeaux Begles.

A dramatic 23-22 loss at Kingsholm Stadium on Sunday denied Gloucester a place in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup.

However, Twelvetrees believes that his teammates can hold their heads high even though they must play in the European Challenge Cup next term.

"It's a very disappointing way to end the season," he told BBC Sport. "As a group of players we've come a long way this season and are proud of what we have done. It's tough to take but we will come back stronger next season."

Twelvetrees has been included in the England training squad for the Rugby World Cup.

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· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
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· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
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· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
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