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.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women take on West Park Leeds Ladies in the final of the Intermediate Cup Final on Saturday. Head Coach Susie Appleby took time out to preview the game and chat about the future for the team.
Number eight Ben Morgan admitted that the 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol on Friday evening hadn't been pretty at times, but that the win was based on everyone in the squad remaining united and working for each other.
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
In the aftermath of the Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell was able to look forward to this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final against Cardiff Blues (Kingsholm, kick off 8:05pm).