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 to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys admitted that team selection for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at Bath has not been an easy one, with numerous players ruled out due to injury and suspension. However, he pledged that whoever is wearing the Cherry and White will be 100% committed to fighting until the very last minute.
It was a thriller at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon, as Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, leveling the scores in the final minute before triumphing in extra time over a spirited Connacht side.
Having defeated Connacht Rugby in dramatic fashion in the first play-off for the final spot in the 2015-16 European Rugby Champions Cup, Gloucester Rugby can confirm ticketing details for next Sunday's game against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways.
Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and move on to next weekend's European Champions Cup final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles after a dramatic extra time win over a valiant Connacht side.