The Premiership Rugby 7s Series arrives at Kingsholm in less than a week and speaking exclusively to the club website, Gareth Evans is predicting many of the Gloucester Rugby squad to shine.
"It's a great experience, and all the boys will tell you, that it is a really good opportunity, especially for the younger guys to get that experience on the bigger stage in front of the bright lights."
"I love the Sevens, I've really enjoyed playing in the Premiership Sevens the last few years, and I think I've probably played each one of the last four tournaments in a row.
"It's a great experience, and all the boys will tell you, that it is a really good opportunity, especially for the younger guys to get that experience on the bigger stage in front of the bright lights.
"It's always a good occasion and a really enjoyable format of the game."
A key part of the Cherry and White squad that took the silverware at The Rec as well as the World Club Sevens, Evans experienced a breakthough season at Kingsholm and is backing the young guns in the squad to impress for the holders.
"Obviously Steph (Reynolds) played last year, he's so quick and a really unbelievable talent in space and we hope that he will do well again.
"You've got a few new faces involved, Dan Thomas has joined from the Scarlets and he'll be impressive and has got a great engine on him.
"Lloyd Evans is a bright player and could have a good impact and he has a really strong skillset for the Sevens game."
Injury has prevented Evans appearing in his fifth successive Premiership Rugby Sevens series, but his recovery from a knee injury in progressing well.
"Things are progressing quite nicely for me, I'm nearly three months in and I'm told it's going to be a minimum of six months so all things well and good, when I get to that point I will be able to get the all clear and be all prepared and ready to go again."
Named Man of the Match by BT Sport, scrum-half Willi Heinz said after the 15-11 win at Bath on Friday evening that it was a pretty happy Gloucester dressing room and reward for a lot of hard work put in during the week leading up to the game.
Speaking after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.