The 2014-15 Aviva Premiership fixture list has been published today with Gloucester Rugby starting their campaign on the road at champions, Northampton Saints.
The game will be broadcast live on BT Sport, and will kick off at 7:45pm on Friday September 5th.
It's one of four occasions that Gloucester Rugby will feature live on BT Sport in the opening five weeks of the season.
The first home fixture of the season, against Sale Sharks, is the exception. That game will kick off at 3pm, the club's preferred day and time, on Saturday September 13th.
Week three will see Gloucester welcome Exeter Chiefs to Kingsholm on Friday September 19th, with a kick off time of 7:45pm. The following week, Gloucester will travel to London Welsh on Friday September 26th, 7:45pm again the kick off time.
Finally, the fixture against Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm in week five will also be televised and kick off at 3:15pm.
The picks for televised coverage have only been made for the first six weeks of Aviva Premiership action, so all remaining fixtures are subject to change.
Gloucester Rugby's full list of fixtures is available to see by clicking HERE.
Match tickets for individual fixtures will go on sale from 12 noon on Monday July 7th online at www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk, in person from the Kingsholm ticket office or by phone on 0871 871 8781.
And, of course, Club Membership packages, which offer great value for money, are still available for the 2014-15 season. Click HERE to find out more.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
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).