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.
Speaking to the local media this week ahead of the Bath Rugby game, Head Coach Laurie Fisher stressed that the fundamental shape of Gloucester's game is in good shape but that the Cherry and Whites have to look after the ball better and make more of their scoring opportunities.
Skipper for the day Willi Heinz faced the cameras after the 13-18 home loss to Newcastle and expressed real frustration at not being able to back up last week's win at Sale, calling it a performance he and his team-mates are not proud of.
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester Rugby in Saturday's Aviva Premiership derby game against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. James Hook will make his first start of the season at full-back and Billy Twelvetrees will make his 100th competitive appearance for the club.
Wednesday evening saw the launch of the Cherry and White Wednesday show on the Drivetime programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, with Henry Trinder live in the studio to kick off a regular weekly slot.