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.
Speaking after Gloucester's final preseason friendly, a 29-24 defeat away at Scarlets, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reflected upon a performance that will form a crucial part of the Cherry and Whites preparations for the Aviva Premiership opener at Northampton next week.
Speaking to the media after the 45-8 preseason friendly victory over Munster, Director of Rugby David Humphreys wasn't getting too carried away, admitting that his team are making progress but that there's still a way to go.
Billy Twelvetrees spoke to Gloucester Rugby TV on Friday ahead of the pre season friendly with Munster Rugby. The club captain is excited to be back in the action at Kingsholm and experience the atmosphere again.
Gloucester Rugby Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke to the local media after the 62-19 victory over Yorkshire Carnegie, and showed his delight at the first run out and stated there was still lots to work on ahead of the new season
Mark Atkinson made his first appearance in Cherry and White in the pre season victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on Saturday. Speaking to the local media, he was impressed with the first experience of Kingsholm.
Gloucester Rugby kick off their Aviva Premiership campaign at Northampton Saints on Friday evening, and then return home to entertain the same opponent in the A League at Kingsholm on Monday September 8th.
Gloucester Rugby travelled to West Wales for their third and final preseason game ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership next week. The Scarlets were the opposition and Gloucester left Parc y Scarlets on the wrong end of a 29-24 scoreline.