There is plenty of rugby coming your way this 2014-15 season and the Gloucester United fixtures for the Aviva Premiership A League campaign have been announced by Premiership Rugby.
With the first team meeting Northampton Saints in the opening round of this year's Aviva Premiership on September 5th, Gloucester United will host Northampton Wanderers three days later at Kingsholm as the A League Northern Conference kicks off.
A League rugby is played on Monday nights and during September; Gloucester United will travel the short distances to IPA Greene King Championship duo Worcester Cavaliers and Bristol United on Monday 15th September and Monday 22nd September respectively.
The Cherry and Whites will then host Leicester Tigers on Monday 6th October, followed by a long trip to Newcastle Falcons on Monday 13th.
The Northern Conference stage will be completed in the run-up to Christmas as United host Sale Jets on Monday 22nd December.
To view a full list of the fixtures visit the A League fixture page. Click Here
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).