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.)
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.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Having named an unchanged starting XV for the past three Aviva Premiership games, Gloucester Rugby ring the changes and retain only five players for Thursday's visit of Stade Rochelais in the European Rugby Challenge Cup (kick off 7:45pm).