On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).
After a tense opening half hour in Parma, the game turned just before half time as the home team had David Odiete red carded and Gloucester took full advantage, running in three second half tries to secure the bonus point and the victory over Zebre by 32 points to 16.
Gloucester Rugby make six changes to the side that defeated Zebre at Kingsholm in the European Rugby Challenge Cup at Kingsholm last weekend, as they travel to Italy for the second leg of the double header against the same opposition.
On a largely frustrating afternoon at Kingsholm, Gloucester found Zebre an incredibly tough side to break down, but kept at it until late in the second half to secure the win and a try scoring bonus point. 35-10 the final score.
Hooker Aleki Lutui will make his first start for the club and Billy Twelvetrees returns from England duty as Gloucester Rugby name their side for the first of the European Rugby Challenge Cup back to back fixtures against Zebre.
It may not have been pretty at times, but Gloucester worked their socks off at the Madejski Stadium on Sunday afternoon, tries from Henry Purdy and Steve McColl paving the way for a 21-9 win over London Irish.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.
Billy Twelvetrees returns from England duty to skipper Gloucester Rugby from the fly half position as Harlequins come to Kingsholm in Round 7 of the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening (kick off 7:45pm).