The contribution of one of professional rugby's longest-serving clubmen were recognised at one of the sport's longest-standing rivalries when Moseley met Coventry on Saturday.
Brochures to commemorate Andy Binns' benefit year were sold at Billesley Common, with part of the proceeds going to Birmingham Children's Hospital, as the Mose stalwart nears the end of a rollercoaster career.
The early promise, first demonstrated 14 years ago when he turned up at The Reddings as a commerce student at Birmingham University, has crystallised into the most creditable of CVs.
Several stints captaining the first team, numerous awards and a smattering of representative rugby has led him to the point where no-one in the club's history can rival his 248 appearances.
At 31, Binns is teetering on the brink of retirement - at least in rugby terms. A planned move to Leicestershire, impending nuptials and the increasing demands on his time as deputy headmaster at Wodensborough Community Technology College in Wednesbury do not combine easily with the all-consuming burden of playing regularly in rugby's second tier.
That Moseley have sought to highlight his exemplary service is not only fitting, it could even be an attempt to delay the ceremonial boot-hanging that may follow the final game of the campaign at home to Esher.
He rates his chances of playing a 15th year at 60-40 against but almost instantly corrects himself and softens to evens. "It is not definitely my last season," he says. "Everyone has assumed that, because I'm having my testimonial, I won't play on but I just don't know how I'll feel in four months' time.
"It depends on what's going on behind the scenes. There's always something happening at Moseley that makes you want to give it another year, who's to say that won't be the case in the summer?
"When we were relegated I wanted to stay to bring us back up, then when we were promoted I wanted to have another crack at National One. This season I've wanted to be part of the Gloucester thing. There could be something else at the end of this year."
What is certain, however, is that if Binns decides to play on it will be in the Red and Black. There have been times in the last decade and a half when other clubs came calling but he could not quite make himself leave. Not even the club's failure to honour his full-time contract in the late 1990s - a situation that led to him to become merely one of many unsecured creditors - could persuade him to go.
The most miserable of seasons in 2002-03, which resulted in Moseley being relegated to National Two for the first time, was not sufficient and nor was the realisation that this year's team would be full of thrusting young bucks with Made in Gloucester stamped on their flanks.
"There have been a couple of occasions when I have had to sit down and make a hard decision about staying there," he says. "But it seems there's always a lure at Moseley, when it comes down to leaving you always think about the players you've grown up with - that's always been a big issue whenever I have thought about moving."
Indeed, amid the infusion of youth, and the inexorable creep towards full-time status, Binns remains the club's only secure full back. The upstarts have come and tried but none are quite as safe, or vociferous, as the former Bradford Grammar schoolboy. He was named Supporters' Player of the Season last term and, aside from the recent troubles at fly half, of all the early-season absences his was most keenly felt when he was injured in the fourth game.
Moseley will hope he sticks around to help integrate the Kingsholm Kids next year. "A big factor will be how much I am enjoying it and whether I have the enthusiasm and appetite - not just for games because that will never go - but for training and yet another hard pre-season," he says. "What I don't want is to sustain a serious injury between now and the end of the season because that would be the decision made for me. When I do go I'd like it to be because the time is right. Equally, I don't want to stay on and then play threequarters of next season in the second team."