THE TEAMS are being finalised for Terry Fanolua's Farewell match at Kingsholm on Saturday - and will include some of the greats from Gloucester's past.
The game will take place this Saturday - June 3 at 3pm - and Gloucester supporters can see former stars Andy Deacon, Chris Fortey, Andy Gomarsall, Dave Sims, Mike Teague and Kevin Dunn all in action, who will turn out for the Gloucester centre.
Peter Buxton and Fanolua are also expected to parade the European Challenge Cup around Kingsholm before the game to set the afternoon off with a real celebration.
It should be the perfect way for Fanolua to end his Kingsholm career and tickets are priced at £8 for adults and £4 for juniors and are on sale now from the ticket office or from 0871 871 8781.
Fanolua will play for Brive next season and had the final game of Guinness Premiership season against Wasps dedicated to him.
Former Leicester and England prop Darren Garforth, ex-Gloucester coach Paul Turner, Graham Dawe will all line-up and so to will current Gloucester skipper Buxton and Freddy Tuilagi are also expected to team-up with the cream of local rugby talent to offer a thrilling end to rugby at Kingsholm this season.
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.
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.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.