This afternoon, Gloucester Rugby's opponents in the new European Rugby Challenge Cup were revealed and the exciting prospect of locking horns with clubs across Europe is one that excites winger James Simpson-Daniel.
Certainly away from home, the two French sides will be very, very tough, and Zebre have shown that they have the ability to beat the top sides in the PRO12.
With trips to Brive, Zebre and Oyonnax to look forward to, the experienced speedster expects all three to pose big threats with proud heritages to defend.
"I'm reasonably happy with the group but, at the same time, you know that each of those teams have the ability to beat whoever they play on the day. You know that from looking at the French league and the Rabo. You've got your guard up because on their day you know those sides can be a real force.
"You were looking at the French league last season and thinking 'Oyonnax will be the whipping boys'. But then they went out and produced some great shocks last season. You know that, certainly away from home, the two French sides will be very, very tough, and Zebre have shown that they have the ability to beat the top sides in the PRO12."
Not considered the super powers of French rugby, Simpson-Daniel knows that Gloucester will have to be on their mettle throughout the European Challenge Cup.
"If you win your home matches and nick a few points on the road, you'll be there or thereabouts in whatever competition you are part of. Oyonnax have shown what you can do if you get your home record flying early on in the season.
"That's what Gloucester used to be like years ago - we had such a strong home record and that put us in a great place. Maybe we took that for granted because we'd do anything now to win all our home games. If you win everything at home, sides become aware of what you are.
"Sides going to Oyonnax know that they have such a strong home record - they're going to be very, very tough and very proud."
And Sinbad knows full well the importance of your home games in Europe and how vital it is for the Cherry and Whites to turn Kingsholm back into a fortress.
"Kingsholm expects big results, and it's been embarrassing that we haven't been able to get those results. It almost looked as though we had a bit of fear about playing there.
"People seemed a little bit afraid of losing. It's got to be the other way because the supporters will do everything they can to help. You've got to give it everything you've got inside you because we're very proud of the home record we've had traditionally. That's what Kingsholm is about and we're desperate to get that back.
"If we can get a winning run going at home again, if we can get 10 or 15 games behind us, that would be incredible. Suddenly the crowds would get bigger and bigger and everyone wants to be there. You'd then be nearly at the Munster kind of atmosphere every week if we can produce a run of wins."
A handful of the Gloucester Rugby Mo-Bros visited Pride Hair Salon in Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon to have the final touches applied to their Movember efforts, and the team captain Jacob Rowan spoke to GRTV ahead of the final few days of the month.
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
Dan Thomas was a try scorer in the 14-62 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians on Tuesday evening, but told GRTV after the game that he'd really enjoyed taking on the Barbarians and locking horns with Ardie Savea at the breakdown.
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.