AFTER confirming back-to-back pre-season games against Llanelli last week, Gloucester will also play Saracens at Kingsholm on Friday, August 11 at 7.30pm.
Gloucester are also planning another match at Kingsholm on Friday, August 18 but as yet, the opposition have not been confirmed.
The pre-season games are included in the season ticket package and the Llanelli fixtures, away on Saturday, August 19 and at home on Saturday, August 26 will be the key pre-season clashes as Gloucester warm up for the Guinness Premiership and Heineken Cup.
Gloucester will also take a strong side to the Middlesex Sevens at Twickenham on Saturday, August 12 to defend their title.
Pre-season fixtures: Friday, August 11 v Saracens, Kingsholm (7.30pm), Saturday, August 12, Middlesex Sevens, Friday, August 18 TBC, Saturday, August 19 v Llanelli (a), Saturday, August 26 v Llanellie (h).
Gloucester travel to Oyonnax for the second round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Saturday evening, and Director of Rugby David Humphreys is expecting a big test from the French side, feeling that their league position doesn't reflect their recent performances.
Speaking exclusively to Gloucester Rugby TV, Matt Kvesic explained that his decision to extend his contract at Kingsholm was a simple one and that he was hugely excited for the future in Cherry and White.
Speaking after the 55-0 win over CA Brive, Jonny May told GRTV that he's delighted that the team's hard work is starting to pay dividends but was equally happy for his friend and team mate, Charlie Sharples, on what was a big night for his fellow winger.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys insisted that Gloucester are looking forward to kicking off the new European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive on Thursday evening, although an unfamiliar opponent and a five day turnaround will pose a challenge.