The official website rounds up the team news for both of Friday's pre-season clashes at Kingsholm against Ulster and Viadana.
Gloucester Rugby has named a strong line-up for their final pre-season clash of the season against Viadana on Friday night at Kingsholm (kick off 7.30pm).
The Anglo-Italian fixture is Mark Cornwell's testimonial game after 10 years service at Kingsholm, and the second row forward becomes only the second Gloucester player to be awarded a testimonial.
Patrice Collazo, Olivier Azam and Phil Vickery head a powerful front row, with Jonathan Pendlebury and Mark Cornwell forming the second row.
Cornwell will lead out the team on his special day, and Jake Boer, Andy Hazell and Luke Narraway complete the pack of forwards.
Peter Richards and Ludovic Mercier team up for the first time at Kingsholm at half-back. Summer signing Rob Thirlby, Mark Foster and Olly Morgan make up the back three.
Henry Paul will combine with either Anthony Allen or Mike Tindall in the centre, as Dean Ryan's players aim to make the most of their final run-through before the opening Premiership game away at Worcester.
The Viadana clash is preceded by a development fixture against Ulster at 4pm, which offers a great opportunity for a host of young players to impress.
Gloucester Vs Viadana
15. Olly Morgan
14. Mark Foster
13. Anthony Allen/Mike Tindall
12. Henry Paul
11. Rob Thirlby
10. Ludovic Mercier
9. Peter Richards
1. Patrice Collazo
2. Olivier Azam
3. Phil Vickery
4. Jonathan Pendlebury
5. Mark Cornwell (c)
6. Jake Boer
7. Andy Hazell
8. Luke Narraway
Mefin Davies, Nick Wood, Gary Powell, Alex Brown, Adam Balding, Haydn Thomas, Duncan McRae, Mike Tindall/Anthony Allen, Jon Goodridge
Tickets include both games, and the ticket office is open from 9am on Friday up until kick off of the evening game. For information, contact 0871 871 8781.
Team Vs Ulster at 4pm:
15. Vince Lanciano, 14. James Bailey, 13. Jack Adams, 12. Chris McNeil, 11. Chris Pemberton, 10. Brad Davies, 9. TBC, 1. Kevin Moran, 2. Rob Elloway, 3. Jack Forster, 4. Dan Touhy, 5. TBC, 6. Dean Miller, 7. Tom Rawlings, 8.Will Matthews
Ticket Details - Mark Cornwell Testimonial - Friday 26 August Gloucester Rugby Vs Ulster (development fixture), Kick off 4pm
Gloucester Rugby Vs Viadana (main Testimonial fixture), Kick off 7.30pm
Main Grandstand - £15
Buildbase - £12
Terrace - £10
Concession (terrace) - £5
(Note - the back-to-back fixtures against Ulster and Viadana are not included in the season ticket package as the event is Mark Cornwell's main testimonial game at Kingsholm, and part of his fundraising schedule. All tickets include both games.)
Speaking after the 37-8 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Benetton Treviso, James Hook admitted that the Italian side made things tough for Gloucester at times but that the Cherry and Whites are happy to take the bonus point win and turn their focus to Northampton next week.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
The Gloucester Rugby Half Term Rugby Camps got off to a great start on Monday morning, with over 60 young rugby players braving the chilly weather to experience a great day of skills, learning and fun thanks to the Gloucester Rugby Community Department.
A number of Gloucester Rugby's promising young players are currently playing their competitive rugby on loan at other clubs, and six of them featured in Saturday's game between London Welsh and Rotherham Titans.
Gloucester made it two wins from two outings in this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup as they outplayed Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm to win by 37 points to 8, the bonus point try coming with the final play of the game.