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
Willi Heinz returned from injury to skipper Gloucester to a famous 16-14 win over Stade Rochelais on Saturday evening. Speaking after the game in France, Heinz admitted the win wasn't pretty but was full of courage and a great result for the club.
Billy Burns contributed all Gloucester's points in the 16-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup win in La Rochelle on Saturday evening, but dedicated the victory to the whole squad whilst also praising the travelling support.
Speaking after Gloucester's brave 16-14 win against Stade Rochelais which clinches a European Rugby Challenge Cup final spot, Director of Rugby David Humphreys paid tribute to the way the team had executed the game plan in a hostile environment against quality opposition.
Greig Laidlaw returns to the Gloucester Rugby squad this week, and his inclusion is an important one after a serious ankle injury. The Scottish scrum half is determined to drive the team forward in their European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final in La Rochelle this Saturday.
Gloucester take on La Rochelle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final in France on Saturday evening, with the Top 14 side the favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers. However, David Humphreys is looking for his side to rise to the occasion against a familiar opponent.
Speaking to GRTV after Saturday's 39-30 Aviva Premiership win over Sale, Mark Atkinson admitted that the performance wasn't perfect but that the team's character shone through in a game that could easily have slipped away.
Monday evening saw Freddie Clarke in A League action against Exeter, Saturday saw him make his Aviva Premiership debut. And both games resulted in wins! Freddie spoke to GRTV after the 39-30 win over Sale.
Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw is targeting a 'unique' finish to his Gloucester tenure in the European Rugby Challenge Cup final at the venue where his professional playing career began, BT Murrayfield Stadium (Friday 12 May).
Gloucester's young United side once again dug deep to take an illustrious scalp, overturning a half-time deficit to earn a 40-29 victory over Wasps and earn a place in the Aviva Premiership A League final.