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."
Tom Savage delivered a Man of the Match performance against Exeter Chiefs on his birthday on Saturday evening. He spoke to GRTV after the game about the importance of the European Rugby Challenge Cup win.
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
The Gloucester Rugby Ticket office can advise that the club's initial allocation of tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final has sold out. However, the club has secured an additional allocation of tickets from EPCR which will go on sale on Monday.
Following Saturday evening's exciting European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Exeter Chiefs, the Ticket Office at Kingsholm will be open on Sunday from 11am to 3pm for Club Members to purchase tickets for the Final.
Gloucester Rugby qualified for their first European final since 2006 as they defeated the in-form Exeter Chiefs by 30 points to 19 in a thrilling semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday evening. The club photographer caught the best of the action.
Recent meetings between these two teams have often been thrillers, and this was no exception. It went down to the final few minutes, but Gloucester produced the goods when it mattered to qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final, beating Exeter 30-19.