BOTH Gloucester and Leicester have named strong teams for tonight's A game at Kingsholm (7.30).
Gloucester will include Henry Paul, Rudi Keil, James Bailey, Ryan Lamb and Brad Davies in an exciting backline, while James Parkes, Jack Forster, Quinton Davids and Mark Cornwell, Will Matthews and James Merriman all get the chance up front.
Both Cornwell and Davids featured in Saturday's European Challenge Cup victory over Bucuresti and they will be asked to front up against a Tigers pack that includes a number of high profile players.
Leo Cullen and James Hamilton line-up in the second row, while Tom Croft, Will Skinner and Henry Tuilagi feature in a heavy-duty back row.
Scott Bemand will skipper the side from scrum-half and the game is free to season ticket holders, is £5 to non-season ticket holders and £1 for kids.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).