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.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women take on West Park Leeds Ladies in the final of the Intermediate Cup Final on Saturday. Head Coach Susie Appleby took time out to preview the game and chat about the future for the team.
Number eight Ben Morgan admitted that the 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol on Friday evening hadn't been pretty at times, but that the win was based on everyone in the squad remaining united and working for each other.
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
In the aftermath of the Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell was able to look forward to this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final against Cardiff Blues (Kingsholm, kick off 8:05pm).