Gloucester will be skippered by Mark Cornwell and be partnered by Quinton Davids. James Parkes has been named at hooker.
Lydney's Paul Kiely and Cinderford's Leo Halavatau have been named in the back row alongside Dean Miller.
James Donovan and Mark Nuttall, who both impressed in Gloucester's last A League contest, start at scrum-half and wing respectively.
Rob Thirlby gets a run at full-back, while Rudi Keil is expected to sit on the bench having recovered from flu.
GLOUCESTER v Bristol, Guinness A League, tonight, Clifton RFC 7.30pm: Rob Thirlby, Mark Nuttall, Anthony Allen, Brad Davies, Marcel Garvey, Ryan Lamb, James Donovan; Jack Forster, James Parkes, Nick Wood, Quinton Davids, Mark Cornwell (capt), Paul Kiely, Dean Miller, Leo Halavatau. Reps to be named.