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One day until the Champions are crowned

30 May 2003

 With just 24 hours until the Zurich Premiership champions are known, both  clubs are excited about the prospect of playing in the first ever Zurich  Premiership Final. Both Gloucester and London Wasps were at Twickenham  today for a team run through and to prepare for what promises to be one  of the biggest games in domestic rugby ever staged.

 Wasps's hooker Phil Greening says the team can't wait for tomorrow: "It's  going to be fantastic - it's a new concept which will take people some  time to get used to but it's a great occasion and a great way to finish  the season. From a spectator's point of view it is fantastic that the top  and second placed clubs are battling it out for the Championship.

 "We have all bought into it and if Gloucester say they are the best then  they have to come here tomorrow and beat us first.

"We have had a good run-in with a good game last weekend against Bath and  are fully match fit. We are on a bit of a roll and tomorrow should be  great. I think it is the way forward for rugby in terms of good PR and  attracting new fans, sponsors and players."

Paul Volley who is in the starting line-up for Wasps and will be  traveling to New Zealand and Australia as part of the England tour this  summer, is also excited about tomorrow: "I can't wait for tomorrow. It is  potentially the biggest game in the club's history if we win two trophies  in a season."

 More than 40,000 fans are expected at Twickenham tomorrow and with a  favourable weather forecast and a host of family entertainment on offer,  fans are being encouraged to turn up on the day and buy tickets. Whoever  you support it promises to be a match not to miss.