Hooker Ben Phillips and back row forward Rob Connolly, both former club captains, have both made welcome returns to the playing staff at Birmingham & Solihull Bees.
Phillips, who joined Gloucester earlier in the season, has been made available to the Bees by the Kingsholm coaching staff on a loan basis until the end of the season.
Phillips joined Gloucester at a time when Olivier Azam was suspended and Scott Lawson was set to be absent on Scotland international duty potentially leaving Darren Dawidiuk as the only hooker at the club.
His first appearance in Gloucester colours was a memorable one as he came off the bench in the historic fixture against the Qantas Wallabies in early November before starting the LV=Cup tie against London Wasps.
Bees Director of Rugby Russell Earnshaw is delighted to welcome back Phillips and Connolly.
"We've got a real fight on our hands to stay in the Championship this year and it is a massive boost for the whole squad to see the return of two highly experienced and seasoned campaigners like Bumps and Rob."
Both players will be available for selection for this weekend's fixture against Cornish Pirates.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
After a series of contract announcements last week, hooker Richard Hibbard is the latest Gloucester Rugby player to commit to a new contract at the club and told GRTV how much he enjoys playing in the Cherry and White of Gloucester.
A try scorer in the 36-18 Aviva Premiership win over Wasps at Kingsholm on Saturday, Charlie Sharples admitted that Gloucester would enjoy the moment but can't get too carried away. The team got what they deserved but the winger wants these performances to be more frequent.
England Head Coach Eddie Jones has made two changes to his side to play Australia in Saturday's final match of the Old Mutual Wealth Series at Twickenham Stadium (kick-off 2.30pm, live on Sky Sports 2). Jonny May lines up on the left wing.