Four penalties from the boot of skipper Greig Laidlaw were just enough to see Gloucester dog out a tense 12-11 win at Sale on Friday evening and thwart the home team's attempts to finish the season unbeaten at home.
Gloucester produced one of their finest performances of the season at Kingsholm on Friday evening, battling to a 16-9 Aviva Premiership victory over the high-flying Exeter Chiefs, Ollie Thorley's debut try proving to be key.
Charlie Davies' late close-range try earned the Dragons a narrow 21-23 European Rugby Challenge Cup win at Kingsholm on Saturday, sending Gloucester crashing out of the tournament and ending their title defence.
Gloucester make three changes to the pack and name an unchanged back line from the side that started against Leicester Tigers last weekend, with Newport Gwent Dragons the visitors to Kingsholm on Saturday in the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup.
After two disappointing away defeats, Gloucester gave it everything in the West Country derby against Bath on Saturday. It could have gone either way, but the visitors scored a late try to pinch a 12-17 win.
New Zealander Tom Marshall will make his Gloucester Rugby debut on Sunday when he lines up at full-back against London Irish, as the Cherry and Whites make five changes to their starting XV from last time out.
Sixways has not been a happy hunting ground for Gloucester in recent seasons, and it lived up to its reputation again on Saturday as a first half brace from Bryce Heem paved the way for a 28-20 Worcester win.