Gloucester made it two wins from two outings in this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup as they outplayed Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm to win by 37 points to 8, the bonus point try coming with the final play of the game.
In perfect conditions in the South West of France, it was job done for Gloucester Rugby at the Stade Jean Dauger on Saturday afternoon as they outlasted a battling Bayonne side to take the spoils by 47 points to 27.
Jonny May will make his return from injury when he lines up on the left wing for Gloucester in Bayonne, as the Cherry and Whites kick off their European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign in South-West France.
Gloucester fully deserved the win at Sandy Park on Saturday and looked to have secured a memorable triumph only for a last minute Damian Welch try to earn a fortunate draw for the home side in a 27-27 nailbiter.
Charlie Sharples will make his 200th competitive appearance for Gloucester at Exeter in the Aviva Premiership on Saturday. David Halaifonua will make his first start of the season on the opposite wing and Motu Matu'u is named in the matchday squad for the first time.
It's a game of small margins at the highest level, and so it proved to be at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon as two second-half Bath tries earned a 6-15 victory from a game which Gloucester had dominated for long periods.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester Rugby in Saturday's Aviva Premiership derby game against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. James Hook will make his first start of the season at full-back and Billy Twelvetrees will make his 100th competitive appearance for the club.
A desperately disappointing afternoon for Gloucester who, despite dominating possession and territory, were guilty of failing to make the most of it against a resolute Newcastle defence before the visitors pounced to snatch the win in the second half.
Mariano Galarza and Ross Moriarty are both back from injury as Gloucester entertain the Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership (Saturday, kick off 3pm). Willi Heinz will skipper the side from scrum-half.
A week after opening their Aviva Premiership A League account with a win over Saracens Storm, Gloucester United were unable to repeat the dose at Harlequins on Monday evening going down to a 22-8 defeat.