The fixtures for the 2014-15 LV= Cup have been released and Gloucester Rugby have been drawn to play host to Guinness Pro12 side Ospreys in Round 1.
The first round tie over the weekend of the 31st October sees the men from the Liberty Stadium cross the Severn Bridge. The following week, the Cherry and Whites then make the short trip to the Kassam Stadium to face newly-promoted London Welsh.
In the New Year, Gloucester Rugby will meet holders Exeter Chiefs at Sandy Park, and then round off the pool stage competition with 2012 winners Harlequins, the visitors to Kingsholm.
Fixtures are as follows;
Round 1 - Gloucester Rugby v Ospreys - 31/1/2 November 2014
Round 2 - London Welsh v Gloucester Rugby - 7/8/9 November 2014
Round 3 - Exeter Chiefs v Gloucester Rugby - 30/31/1 Feb 2015
Round 4 - Gloucester Rugby v Harlequins - 6/7/8 Feb 2015
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 a long, hard battle to return to fitness, Henry Trinder made his long awaited comeback in the second half of the 23-10 win over Zebre on Saturday and admitted he was taken aback by the reception he got from the Kingsholm crowd.
21 year old number eight Lewis Ludlow formed part of a physical back row effort in the 23-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup over Zebre on Saturday. Speaking to GRTV after the game, he spoke of making the most of his chances and being happy to contribute to the Gloucester win.
Gloucester United kick off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign against Leicester Tigers at Welford Road on Monday evening (kick off 7pm) and have named a side which features lots of first team experience.