Gloucester's A League game against Saracens, which was scheduled to take place on Monday evening, has unfortunately fallen victim to the weather and had to be postponed.
Despite the best efforts of the Kingsholm ground staff, the freezing conditions over the past couple of days have left the pitch dangerously hard in places and therefore unfit to play.
The pitch was covered as quickly as possible following Saturday's Guinness Premiership match at home to the Worcester Warriors but a lot of the warmth in the pitch was lost as a result of fulfilling that fixture and temperatures have not risen above freezing since.
The club took the step of calling in Guinness Premiership referee Chris White to ratify the decision on Monday morning with an early call judged the best way to proceed given that supporters may have been travelling to attend the game.
Details of the rearranged fixture will be communicated as soon as possible.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees told GRTV after the win in Brive that the game could have been a tough one to get up for, but that his Gloucester team mates did themselves proud on the night and got a big result.
Reflecting on the 31-20 victory in Brive on Thursday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys said that clinching a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final was the overall aim and duly achieved.
Gloucester may have already clinched a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys wants his side to finish the pool stages on a winning note in Brive on Thursday evening.
Speaking after Saturday's win, James Hudson was happy to record a bonus-point win against a hugely physical Oyonnax side as Gloucester secured their passage into the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Finals
Billy Burns was a try scorer on his first European start for Gloucester and, speaking after the game, admitted that it was good to get the five points although there are still things to work on before the trip to Brive.
Gloucester Rugby have added to their front row strength in depth for next season with the signings of Paul Doran-Jones, Paddy McAllister and Nicky Thomas from Harlequins, Aurillac and the Ospreys respectively.
Connacht's 30-20 win in La Rochelle on Saturday evening means that they are the third best placed runners up and will come to Kingsholm for the quarter-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup in early April.