The Gloucester Rugby first team squad continued their build-up to the new Guinness Premiership season with the annual team photo day at Kingsholm on Friday.
The event saw new signings Mike Tindall, Ludovic Mercier, Patrice Collazo, Haydn Thomas, Rob Thirlby, Anthony Allen and Peter Richards all appeared in the new home strip for the first time at Kingsholm this season.
Caption: Tindall, Mericer and Richards in the new Gloucester home kit.
Caption: Richards chatting to ITV Central after the photo shoot.
Caption: Some of the Club's main sponsors sit with the team for a photo.
The photography session followed the final run through before Saturday's pre-season opener against Calvisano at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 3pm).
Caption: A zoom-in shot of Ludo, Mefin Davies and young centre Anthony Allen in the team photo.
Caption: Will Matthews, Peter Buxton, Adam Eustace, Rob Thirlby, Mike Tindall, Terry Fanolua, Phil Vickery and James Simpson-Daniel all ready in the main team photo.
Season ticket holders have free entry to the Anglo-Italian clash, and tickets for non-season ticket holders can be purchased on-line at www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk (and collected on the day) or they'll be available before kick off from the ticket office at the ground.
Henry Purdy, a first half replacement for Charlie Sharples, was amongst the try scorers in the 64-19 victory over Aviron Bayonnais on Saturday evening and told GRTV that it was a professional performance, one the team are happy with.
Gloucester's win in Treviso last week means that they need a bonus point win against Bayonne on Saturday evening to secure a home quarter-final (kick off 8pm), but Tim Taylor wants the team to focus on the performance first and foremost.
Billy Burns and Man of the Match Richard Hibbard spoke to GRTV after the 41-0 win in Treviso, on a day when preparations weren't ideal. They felt the team's attitude was key and also praised the travelling support.
Following the conclusion of the Stade Francais vs Harlequins game today, round six is complete and the quarter-finalists in the European Rugby Challenge Cup are now known with Gloucester set to welcome the Cardiff Blues to Kingsholm.
Knowing a bonus point win would secure a home quarter-final, Gloucester completed their European mission in some style on Saturday evening, sweeping aside a spirited but outgunned Aviron Bayonnais scoring 10 tries on their way to a 64-19 victory.