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).
Speaking after the 15-3 Aviva Premiership defeat at Northampton, Director of Rugby David Humphreys couldn't criticise his team's effort in difficult conditions, but pinpointed the errors and indiscipline that allowed Stephen Myler to kick the home team to victory.
A handful of the Gloucester Rugby Mo-Bros visited Pride Hair Salon in Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon to have the final touches applied to their Movember efforts, and the team captain Jacob Rowan spoke to GRTV ahead of the final few days of the month.
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.