WILLIE WALKER will start in the pivotal number 10 shirt tomorrow - Gloucester's third different stand-off in three weeks.
Dean Ryan's Guinness Premiership leaders will make the trip to Harlequins with the former Otago Highlander in a new half-back combination alongside scrum-half Rory Lawson.
Walker slots in at stand-off because Ryan Lamb has slight bruising to his shoulder and Chris Paterson, who started against Bristol a fortnight ago, moves to the bench.
There are also returns for winger Lesley Vainikolo and full-back Iain Balshaw as Gloucester look to extend their five point advantage at the top of the table.
Walker will make his 10th appearance of the season in the Premiership tomorrow - his one try coming against Leicester back in September.
"Hopefully, we have learnt some lessons from the last time we had international players available," Ryan said, referring to the defeat against Bristol. "We suffered some basic problems then in terms of preparation and we are keen they don't happen again.
"Players needed to turn up on Monday and show me they wanted to be around and involved. There is no doubt we want to get on a bit of a run and find some form.
"We began that process by thinking our way out of some problems against Newcastle last weekend and we need to build on that tomorrow in what will be a very tough game."
Outside Lawson and Walker, Jack Adams and Anthony Allen continue their midfield partnership, while James Simpson-Daniel, who has 10 tries in 19 games in all competitions, will partner Vainikolo and Balshaw in Gloucester's back three.
Ryan has also made changes up front. Loose-head prop Nick Wood will make his sixth successive start and 17th in total alongside hooker Olivier Azam and tight-head prop Carlos Nieto.
Peter Buxton will move back into the second row alongside Alex Brown, which means Alasdair Strokosch, who started for Scotland against Ireland last Saturday, wears number six, Akapusi Qera comes in for Andy Hazell at openside and Luke Narraway wears the number eight shirt.
Hazell is ruled out with a slight neck injury which means Qera will make his 11th start of the season following his try against Newcastle off the bench last weekend.
"Balance is important and I think this is a side that has a lot of capability," Ryan said. "There is also a great deal of know-how and experience on the bench and at certain times they will also be crucial.
"We need to ensure our preparation is right and if we do that then we are capable of creating a threat against a lot of sides. Harlequins are a real threat and to pick off Saracens last Sunday was a very significant result for them - it will be a tough game."
On the bench, hooker Andy Titterrell will be joined by prop Alasdair Dickinson, lock Marco Bortolami and number eight Gareth Delve.
The three-quarter replacements are scrum-half Gareth Cooper, stand-off Chris Paterson and wing Mark Foster.
GLOUCESTER (v Harlequins, tomorrow, 2.45pm): Iain Balshaw; James Simpson-Daniel, Jack Adams, Anthony Allen, Lesley Vainikolo; Willie Walker, Rory Lawson; Nick Wood, Olivier Azam, Carlos Nieto, Peter Buxton (capt), Alex Brown, Alasdair Strokosch, Akapusi Qera, Luke Narraway. Reps: Andy Titterrell; Alasdair Dickinson, Marco Bortolami, Gareth Delve, Gareth Cooper, Chris Paterson, Mark Foster.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
Speaking after a last-gasp try from Exeter earned the Chiefs a 27-27 draw at Sandy Park on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted to mixed feelings. The game saw him score a try on his 200th competitive appearance for the club, but the frustration from not closing out the win was clear.
David Humphreys was minutes away from a winning interview on Saturday afternoon, but a late try from Exeter Chiefs meant the points were shared at Sandy Park. Humphreys spoke with the local media after the 27-27 draw.
Speaking to the media ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Exeter Chiefs, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reiterated that there are elements of Gloucester's game that are in good shape at present, that the performance against Bath was a step forward from Newcastle but that individual errors are costing the Cherry and Whites dear.
Centre Matt Scott, a try-scorer in Bayonne last weekend, insists that Gloucester are taking nothing for granted when they welcome Benetton Treviso to Kingsholm on Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm).