The Summer of Sevens continues this weekend for the Cherry and Whites as they take part in the World Club Sevens at Twickenham and the squad has been named to take on the best club sides in the world.
The Cherry and Whites line up in Pool B against Cardiff Blues, a team they beat 24-14 in the Premiership Rugby 7s and the Blues' chief tormentor Steph Reynolds will line up at Twickenham again.
Academy trio of fly half Lloyd Evans, centre Charlie Norman and Ben Vellacott are included after strong showings in the domestic Sevens tournament as the Cherry and Whites target bettering last year's sixth place finish after a plate defeat to New York City 7s.
Experienced Sevens duo Sam Showering and Rhodri McAtee will also continue for Gloucester Rugby after proving vital in retaining the Premiership Rugby 7s title.
Coach Olly Morgan has also secured the services of a number of experienced guest players who will don Cherry and White at Rugby HQ.
Iain Moody of Great Britain 7s and Samurai is involved, as well as Ed Tellwright, an exciting winger who has represented England Student Sevens.
Josh Fowles represented Leicester Tigers during the Premiership Rugby 7s and will turn out in Cherry and White this weekend.
British Army duo Sailasa Vunivesilevu and Joshua Madigibuli provide power and flair alongside Ben Frankland, who appeared for London Welsh recently.
Gloucester Rugby start their campaign against Vodacom Blue Bulls at 12:16 on Saturday afternoon before taking on Cardiff Blues (15:05) and Buenos Aires (17:23) in Pool B.
The tournament will be shown live on BT Sport, the live coverage starts with the Cherry and Whites clash with the Blues at 15:05.
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Gloucester Rugby squad to take part in the World Club Sevens
1. Sam Showering
2. Iain Moody
3. Lloyd Evans
4. Charlie Norman
5. Steph Reynolds
6. Rhodri McAtee
7. Ben Vellacott
8. Ed Tellwright
9. Josh Fowles
10. Ben Frankland
11. Joshua Madigibuli
12. Sailasa Vunivesilevu.
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).