After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.
It's never easy to win in France, and that was certainly the case in La Rochelle on Thursday evening as Gloucester were indebted to late tries from Steve McColl and Charlie Sharples to snatch a 33-20 European Rugby Challenge Cup win.
Having got their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign off to a winning start against Zebre last Saturday, Gloucester now face a testing trip to La Rochelle and have named a strong side for the fixture.
Despite Gloucester's young guns battling heroically, the star-studded Barbarians turned on the style at Kingsholm on Tuesday evening, running in ten tries for a 14-62 win in an awesome display of pace, power and precision.
Nick Wood, the most experienced player in the Cherry and Whites squad, will captain Gloucester against the Barbarians on Tuesday. There is a one-off return for an old favourite and a first start for Joe Latta.
Jacob Rowan will skipper a new-look Gloucester Rugby side that will look to earn its stripes against Zebre at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon. All Black Jeremy Thrush will make his debut and centre Henry Trinder is named amongst the replacements.
Little went right for Gloucester Rugby at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon, playing more than half an hour with 14 men and being on the wrong end of a number of key moments as Wasps dogged out a 23-3 Aviva Premiership win.
Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw, short-listed for World Rugby Player of the Year last week, is named in the Gloucester Rugby starting line-up for the first time this season for Sunday's Aviva Premiership fixture at Wasps on Sunday.
Games between Gloucester and Worcester are rarely straightforward, with the form book often thrown out of the window. So it proved again at Kingsholm on Saturday as Gloucester hang on to win a thriller by 24 points to 22.
Wales international flanker Ross Moriarty will line up on the blindside flank as Gloucester Rugby make just one change for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Worcester Warriors on Saturday (kick off 2pm).
Gloucester Rugby introduce five new faces to the side that won at Newcastle last weekend as they prepare to take on defending Aviva Premiership champions Saracens at Kingsholm on Friday evening (kick off 7:45pm).