This week, talking to the media, Gloucester Rugby Head Coach Bryan Redpath acknowledged the contribution his former Championship players have made so far this season.
Last weekend, in the victory over Harlequins, fly half Tim Taylor contributed 11 points, including the vital winning conversion with the last kick of the game, and centre Tim Molenaar scored a vital try to cap a good day for the former Nottingham men.
It was pointed out that the on loan Taylor had said he was living the opportunity after the game and Redpath admitted he was delighted with his efforts to date.
"I'd love Tim to be around next year. Obviously Carlos (Spencer) left and Tim came in and he's put in a performance in two games. He's put his hand up."
"Sometimes people question what the first division has but I think that, if you pick the right ones, then you get a good reward."
Taylor grabbed the headlines last weekend but Molenaar has seized his opportunity since his move in preseason with a series of fine performances scoring tries against Biarritz and Harlequins.
Amongst the forwards, Dave Attwood has nailed down the number four shirt and been rewarded with an England Saxons call up whilst Paul Doran-Jones was capped by England against Argentina in the Autumn international period.
"In Tim Molenaar and Dave Attwood and Paul Doran-Jones, we've picked up some smart boys. And they're good people which is key."
"They're good characters and they work hard. They know where they are and they know where they want to go. They're good people to work with and that's important."
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
At the recent London Irish game, personnel from the Imjin Barracks in Innsworth, including Gurkhas, were present, holding a collection to raise funds for ShelterBox to aid relief from the recent Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
It was a thriller at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon, as Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, leveling the scores in the final minute before triumphing in extra time over a spirited Connacht side.