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
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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.