GLOUCESTER will field the same starting XV that beat Bath last Saturday when they face-off against Leicester in the Guinness Premiership semi-final on Sunday at Kingsholm (4.30pm).
Concerns over their injured trio of Mike Tindall, Anthony Allen and Akapusi Qera have eased and all three will feature against the reigning champions.
Tindall limped out of Saturday's 8-6 west country derby win over Bath with an ankle injury, while Allen and Qera have both recovered from shoulder complaints in time to take their place in the side.
"In a defensive performance of last weekend's quality and intensity there were always going to be question marks over certain individuals but we are obviously very pleased everyone has come through," head coach Dean Ryan told www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
"We tried to get most of our preparation and class room work done to give people enough time to recover in the early part of the week because we had some bumps and bruises.
"The play-offs are a brutal environment but we are learning to operate at a higher level and that is what we must remember. Leicester are an outstanding side because they have been in this situation many times before and it will be nothing new to them.
"But we are in a confident frame of mind given the form and results we have produced in the last few weeks and we must take that forward into Sunday.
"It is up to us to go and produce another performance and if we can do that then I am sure we can create a threat."
Gloucester's forwards are made up of loose-head prop Nick Wood, hooker Andy Titterrell and tight-head prop Carlos Nieto.
Marco Bortolami and Alex Brown will partner each other at lock for the sixth time in seven matches, while Alasdair Strokosch will wear number six, Qera - who has scored four tries in the last five matches - will wear seven and Gareth Delve eight.
In the backs, scrum-half Rory Lawson will partner Ryan Lamb at half-back. Anthony Allen and Mike Tindall will be the centre combination and James Simpson-Daniel, Lesley Vainikolo and Iain Balshaw the back three.
Gloucester will make one change from their 22-man squad that beat Bath and that is on the bench. Jack Forster comes into the squad in place of Scotland's Alasdair Dickinson.
Forster's last start was away to Sale Sharks in March and he will be joined by hooker Olivier Azam, lock Will James and number eight Luke Narraway.
In the backs, Ryan has gone for scrum-half Gareth Cooper, utility back Willie Walker and winger Mark Foster.
GLOUCESTER (v Leicester, Kingsholm, Sunday, 4.30pm): Iain Balshaw; James Simpson-Daniel, Mike Tindall, Anthony Allen, Lesley Vainikolo; Ryan Lamb, Rory Lawson; Nick Wood, Andy Titterrell, Carlos Nieto, Marco Bortolami (capt), Alex Brown, Alasdair Strokosch, Akapusi Qera, Gareth Delve. Reps: Olivier Azam, Jack Forster, Will James, Luke Narraway, Gareth Cooper, Willie Walker, Mark Foster.
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
Dan Thomas was a try scorer in the 14-62 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians on Tuesday evening, but told GRTV after the game that he'd really enjoyed taking on the Barbarians and locking horns with Ardie Savea at the breakdown.
After a long, hard battle to return to fitness, Henry Trinder made his long awaited comeback in the second half of the 23-10 win over Zebre on Saturday and admitted he was taken aback by the reception he got from the Kingsholm crowd.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.