GLOUCESTER Rugby are disappointed to announce their pre-season game against Moseley on Friday, August 18 has been cancelled.
"The Moseley game was arranged to give us the option of looking at players at an A-team level," said team manager Rob Burgess.
"We have decided that the home fixture against Saracens and back-to-back matches with Llanelli provide us with sufficient opportunity to give all of our senior squad a run-out, and trying to fulfil a fourth fixture would be a match too far.
"We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming Moseley to Kingsholm at some other point in the next 12 months and wish them good luck in the season ahead."
Gloucester start their pre-season fixtures next Friday with a game against Saracens at Kingsholm (7.30pm) and it is expected a number of new signings will make their debuts.
They then make the trip to Stradey Park to face Llanelli on Saturday, August 19 at 2.30pm and host the Scarlets at Kingsholm on Saturday, August 26 at 3pm.
Tickets for those games are now on sale and supporters who have already purchased tickets for the Moseley game will be refunded.
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.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.