ANTHONY ALLEN, man of the match for England Under-21s last Friday with two tries, will feature in the centre against Saracens in the Guinness A League tonight (7.30pm).
He will line-up alongside Brad Davies in an exciting team that is laced with experience.
The back-line will also feature Ryan Lamb, who has also been in outstanding form for England Under-21s, Marcel Garvey and Rob Thirlby at full-back.
Gloucester lost their last A League game against Wasps a fortnight ago but have also named a strong pack of forwards.
Terry Sigley and James Parkes are named in the front row, Quinton Davids and Mark Cornwell are in the second row. while James Merriman and Luke Narraway are part of an exciting back row alongside Dean Miller.
The game is free to season ticket holders and the club is also offering a 'kid a quid' deal for Under-16s. The match kick-offs at 7.30pm.
GLOUCESTER v Saracens: Rob Thirlby; M. Nuttall, Anthony Allen, Brad Davies, Marcel Garvey, Ryan Lamb, James Donovan; Terry Sigley, James Parkes, Alex Walker, Quinton Davids, Mark Cornwell, Dean Miller, James Merriman, Luke Narraway. Reps: J. Williams, E. Lewis, Jack Forster, Pete Swatkins, G. King, Vince Lanciano, Danny Pointon.
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).