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.
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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.