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.
Matt Kvesic, skipper for the night at Newcastle, praised the young and reshuffled Gloucester side for their commitment at Kingston Park but regretted the fact that Gloucester couldn't capitalise on an ideal opening to the game.
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.
Elton John and his band will visit the home of Gloucester Rugby, Kingsholm Stadium on Sunday 7 June as part of their European tour. This will be Elton's first ever performance in Gloucester and tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday.
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