IT IS fully intended that tonight's Guinness Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Newcastle Falcons will go ahead. However, there will be a pitch inspection at 4.30pm by referee Rob Debney owing to the fog.
The inspection will take place with the floodlights on to try and best recreate match conditions in and around the stadium.
News of the inspection will be made as soon as possible after it has been conducted, and Gloucester Rugby apologise for any inconvenience or uncertainty in the meantime and ask supporters to keep in touch on the website at www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk and the local media for updates.
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
20 year old Lewis Ludlow was one of Gloucester's young guns who contributed hugely to the 18-9 LV= Cup win at London Welsh on Sunday afternoon. After the game, he praised his team mates for the massive team effort by an inexperienced side.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.