Congratulations to Gloucester Rugby prop Alasdair Dickinson who has been named at loose head for Scotland for their RBS Six Nations opener against France at Murrayfield on Sunday.
Also named in the 22 are Gloucester team mates hooker Scott Lawson and scrum half Rory Lawson but flanker Alasdair Strokosch has failed to recover from the ankle injury that he suffered playing for Gloucester against Biarritz in the Heineken Cup.
Dickinson will win his 14th cap for Scotland and it's a welcome return to his country's colours after her missed out on the Autumn internationals because of injury.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).