Gloucester's sevens side will kick off the Compass Group Middlesex Sevens tournament on Saturday 13 August against local rivals Worcester Warriors.
A win over the Sixways club could see the Kingsholm side meet the Army in round two, who they lost out to in last year's final.
The British Army kick off the tournament against Bedford Blues at 11.20am. Gloucester take on Worcester Warriors at 11.40am, followed by Londoners NEC Harlequins against Blackheath at 12 noon.
Northampton Saints are up against Bath Rugby at 12.20 followed by Premiership Champions London Wasps against Powergen Cup Winners Leeds Tykes at 12.40. Newcastle Falcons face London Irish at 13.10, then Leicester Tigers take on Guinness Premiership new boys Bristol Rugby at 13.30, followed by Saracens against Sale Sharks at 13.50.
Compass Group Middlesex 7s 1st Round Draw:
11.20 British Army v Bedford Blues
11.40 Gloucester Rugby v Worcester Warriors
12.00 NEC Harlequins v Blackheath
12.20 Northampton Saints v Bath Rugby
12.40 London Wasps v Leeds Tykes
13.10 Newcastle Falcons v London Irish
13.30 Leicester Tigers v Bristol Rugby
13.50 Saracens v Sale Sharks
The 2nd Round matches will then take place at 14.15, 14.35, 14.55 and 15.15 followed by the Semi Finals at 16.20 and 16.40 and the Final at 17.30. The winning team will be presented with the Russell-Cargill Memorial Cup.
Apolosi Satala, a British Army soldier and member of the British Army rugby team, said "I am really looking forward to the challenge of competing against the Guinness Premiership teams and I know that I will have to be on top of my game in the best form to be selected as competition for places in the Army team is never taken for granted by any players. I love playing at Twickenham and the atmosphere of the Middlesex 7s tournament is absolutely fantastic".
The Compass Group Middlesex 7s promises to be a day of exciting fast flowing rugby and will be benefiting the Wooden Spoon Society, helping disadvantaged children and young people in the UK, and the Professional Rugby Players' Association Benevolent Fund.
Tickets can be bought via Ticketmaster on 0871 871 0777 at £25 for adults and £10 for Under 16s. Groups of 10 or more tickets purchased via the Group Booking Line 0871 871 3777 qualify for a £5 discount on every ticket and other benefits. THere are also offers available for Gloucester Rugby season ticket holders. Visit www.middlesex7s.com for more information. A printable version of the draw is also available on the website.
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.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
After a series of contract announcements last week, hooker Richard Hibbard is the latest Gloucester Rugby player to commit to a new contract at the club and told GRTV how much he enjoys playing in the Cherry and White of Gloucester.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.