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."
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.