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.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Matt Kvesic was a try scorer and recipient of the Man of the Match award in Sunday's 35-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre. He praised the Italian side for their spirited opposition and admitted that next week's return game will be a tough one.