GLOUCESTER will go in search of their second successive Heineken Cup victory on Sunday with an unchanged team to face Cardiff at the Millennium Stadium (3pm).
Head coach Dean Ryan has kept faith with the entire 22 that got off to a victorious start with a 22-10 win over Biarritz last Saturday.
There is no place for Nick Wood, who has not recovered from a groin strain, Matthew Watkins or Andy Titterrell as Ryan names an unchanged side for the first time this season.
Olivier Azam, the Heineken Cup man of the match last weekend, will be partnered in the front row by props Alasdair Dickinson and Carlos Nieto.
Marco Bortolami and Alex Brown share the second row positions for the fifth successive match, while the back row is made up of Peter Buxton, Alasdair Strokosch and Luke Narraway.
"I think we know and understand we can play better than we did last weekend but at the same time our approach was first class," Ryan said.
"We know our game will get better from the foundation we produced against Biarritz but it was vital we had that against top quality opposition and we will need that again on Sunday.
"It is about getting the balance right. Sometimes, in big games, perhaps we have been guilty of over-playing at times but are striving to get it right. We have exposed ourselves to too much risk - it's about playing but in the right areas.
"We did a lot of things right at the weekend and hopefully that can make us play more - we want to build on that performance this weekend."
In the three-quarters, Ryan is able to name scrum-half Gareth Cooper and stand-off Ryan Lamb as his half-backs.
Mike Tindall will skipper the side from the number 13 position, while Olly Barkley will wear 12 for the second successive game and fourth time in total this season.
The back three of Olly Morgan, Iain Balshaw and James Simpson-Daniel is also intact. Simpson-Daniel scored Gloucester's only try last Saturday and now has 18 in the Heineken Cup.
The bench once again has a four-three forward split. The front row options are hooker Scott Lawson and prop Jack Forster. Adam Eustace and Andy Hazell complete the options.
Rory Lawson, Willie Walker and Lesley Vainikolo are the three-quarter options at Ryan's disposal.
GLOUCESTER (v Cardiff, Sunday, 3pm): Olly Morgan; Iain Balshaw, Mike Tindall (capt), Olly Barkley, James Simpson-Daniel; Ryan Lamb, Gareth Cooper; Alasdair Dickinson, Olivier Azam, Carlos Nieto, Marco Bortolami, Alex Brown, Peter Buxton, Alasdair Strokosch, Luke Narraway. Reps: Scott Lawson, Jack Forster, Adam Eustace, Andy Hazell, Rory Lawson, Willie Walker, Lesley Vainikolo.
Speaking to the media following the 31-33 West Country Challenge Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium, Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his side's battling qualities in a bruising encounter but concerned about the injuries picked up.
The West Country Challenge Cup fixture against the Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol on Saturday (kick off 3pm) will be Gloucester's last chance to work on things like new combinations says Director of Rugby, David Humphreys.
Speaking after the 30-21 West Country Challenge Cup defeat at Bath, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the improvements his team are making as preseason progresses but acknowledges that there is still work to do ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday's trip to Bath Rugby in the West Country Challenge Cup, front rower Nick Wood spoke of the hard work put in across the extended preseason and highlighted the competition for front row spots in the squad.
Gloucester have named a 30 man squad for the latest round of West Country Challenge Cup action against Bath on Saturday, with Director of Rugby David Humphreys stressing the need to keep an eye on player workload ahead of what will be a long, tough season.
Describing the 50-7 West Country Challenge Cup win over Bath on Sunday as a '...good hit out...', wing Charlie Sharples admitted that it had been a good opportunity to put into practice things that the squad have been trying out in training in recent weeks.
Speaking to the local media after the 50-7 victory over Bath Rugby on Sunday, David Humphreys was happy with his squad's effort, with the most important aspect being the game time earned by his players.
Gloucester make wholesale changes to the side that started at Exeter last Saturday as they prepare to take on Bath at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Sunday in the West Country Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm). The Director of Rugby told GRTV that the players are raring to go and that he's looking forward to seeing different combinations in action.
A late penalty from Exeter fly-half Will Hooley gave the Chiefs a narrow 33-31 West Country Challenge Cup win over a heroic Gloucester outfit in a bruising encounter at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Gloucester Rugby will play their fourth and final West Country Challenge Cup fixture this weekend (Memorial Stadium, Bristol, 3pm) against the Exeter Chiefs, and have named a side featuring a host of first regulars.
On Wednesday evening, Gloucester Rugby duo Mark Atkinson and Tom Savage visited local rugby club Hardwicke and Quedgeley Harlequins RFC for the first session as part of the Gloucester Rugby in Local Clubs coaching initiative.