Biarritz may be top of Pool 2 in the Heineken Cup so far this season but there is still a lot at stake for Gloucester Rugby as they prepare for Saturday's meeting between the two sides (kick off 3pm).
The French side currently lead the table by 10 points from Gloucester in second place and look a good bet to top the pool.
However, with the two best placed second place pool finishers qualifying for the quarter finals of the Heineken Cup and the third, fourth and fifth going into the draw for the quarter finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup, there is still plenty for Gloucester to play for.
The top eight ranked Heineken Cup teams (six pool winners and two best runners up) will ine up in the quarter finals as follows:
Team 1 vs Team 8
Team 2 vs Team 7
Team 3 vs Team 6
Team 4 vs Team 5
Tickets are still available in all areas of the ground for Saturday's game. Tickets can still be purchased online by calling the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781* option 2 or by clicking here
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Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.