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.
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.