GLOUCESTER will go in search of their second successive Guinness A League victory tonight when they face Saracens away.
Mark Cornwell's side launched their campaign with victory at Sale last weekend and the coach is able to call on the services of Ryan Lamb tonight.
He will wear the number 10 shirt in a half-back partnership with Dave Lewis. There are also places for Freddie Burns, Johnny May, Henry Trinder and Mark Foster.
In the forwards, new signing Scott Lawson gets an opportunity at hooker alongside props Alasdair Dickinson and Dave Young. Apo Satala and Joe Kava are again named in the back row.
Gloucester start their home A league campaign against Leicester at Kingsholm next Monday (7.45pm). The game ins included in the season ticket package.
GLOUCESTER (V Saracens tonight): Dan Norton; Henry Trinder, Johnny May, Freddie Burns, Mark Foster, Ryan Lamb, Dave Lewis; Alasdair Dickinson, Scott Lawson, David Young, Danny Wright, Dan Williams, Joe Kava, Apo Satala, Andres Pretorius. Reps: Yann Thomas, Adrian Duncan, Guy Thompson, Jed Hooper, Jordi Pasqualin, Tristan Roberts, Jack Adams.
Gareth Evans was a first half replacement for the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, but the back rower's impressive carrying kept the hosts on the front foot when they needed it most to snatch a dramatic comeback win.
After his last ditch try clinched the 42-40 Aviva Premiership victory over Newcastle at Kingsholm on Saturday, Billy Burns told GRTV that all the Gloucester team deserve credit for hanging in there against a Falcons team who really made life tough for the Cherry and Whites.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Newcastle Falcons (kick off 3pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys emphasised the importance this weekend of Gloucester building on last week's impressive home victory against the Exeter Chiefs.
Speaking to the assembled national and local media, try-scorer Jonny May was delighted and relieved to have tasted victory on Saturday evening, and is looking forward to the European Rugby Challenge Cup final.
Tom Savage delivered a Man of the Match performance against Exeter Chiefs on his birthday on Saturday evening. He spoke to GRTV after the game about the importance of the European Rugby Challenge Cup win.
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
An independent disciplinary hearing today found that Mariano Galarza was selected for the Aviva Premiership match against Sale Sharks on March 29th, when he did not hold effective registration for Gloucester Rugby. The club was fined £5000 and received a two point deduction, suspended for two years.