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.
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.