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.
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.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
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).