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.
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.
Six penalties and a conversion from the unerring boot of Greig Laidlaw, in addition to a try from Matt Kvesic, were enough to earn Gloucester a hard fought European Rugby Challenge Cup win in Oyonnax on Saturday evening.