GLOUCESTER'S Guinness A Team side return to action tonight when they face Bristol at Clifton (7.30pm).
A team coach Mark Cornwell is expected to name a side that includes plenty of senior experience with the likes of Terry Sigley, Jack Forster, Jonathan Pendlebury, Will James, Rob Thirlby, Haydn Thomas and Brad Davies featuring in the starting line-up.
It is expected that Mark Davies will start at stand-off and youngsters Dan Tuohy and Dean Miller in the back row.
Gloucester have yet to win in the A League this season and host London Irish at Kingsholm next Monday.
Speaking to GRTV in front of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, Henry Trinder explained how important the West Country Challenge Cup is going to be for the Cherry and Whites in their preseason preparations.
Speaking to GRTV at preseason training this Tuesday, new signing Willi Heinz gave an update on his recovery from a leg injury and expressed his enjoyment since his arrival in new surroundings with Gloucester Rugby.
Speaking to GRTV after the 22-23 defeat against Bordeaux-Begles which denied Gloucester a place in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup, Nick Wood rued the momentary lapse in concentration which allowed the French side to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
With 50 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2015 gets underway several of the nations that are set to take to the Kingsholm Stadium field during the pool stages were in action in Toronto in Round Three of the Pacific Nations Cup.
Henry Trinder, Matt Banahan and Jack Yeandle all spoke of their excitement for the West Country Challenge Cup at this afternoon's launch in front of the iconic West Country landmark, the Clifton Suspension Bridge.