Mike Tindall is set to wear the Gloucester Rugby shirt for the first time on Friday night in Mark Cornwell's testimonial game against Viadana at Kingsholm (Fri 26 Aug, kick off 7.30pm).
The summer signing from Bath has been working non-stop in pre-season to make himself available for Gloucester's final pre-season fixture before the opening Guinness Premiership clash against Worcester (Sun 4 Sept).
All of Gloucester's top names will feature, including a front row of Patrice Collazo, Olivier Azam and Phil Vickery.
Peter Richards and Ludovic Mercier should start at half-back, with Tindall likely to see game time at centre.
Mark Cornwell, celebrating 10 years Kingsholm service this year, will lead the team out, on what is set to be a memorable occasion for the second row forward.
Looking ahead to Cornwell's testimonial head coach Dean Ryan said: "It's more about rehearsal now with the Worcester game just 10 days away. 70 to 80 per cent of the team that will start the Premiership will be involved on Friday night against Viadana. That means there are still some opportunities for people.
"The overall make-up of the squad means that there is competition out there for every starting place."
For tickets to the match, which is all pay, The ticket office is open from on Wednesday 9am-5pm, Thursday, 9am-6.30pm and Friday 9am to kick off. For information, contact 0871 871 8781. Season ticket holders are reminded that they need to purchase a ticket for this game.
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
Season ticket holders receive a £2 reduction on the adult prices up to 6.30pm on Thursday 25 August.
Speaking ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Newcastle Falcons (kick off 3pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys emphasised the importance this weekend of Gloucester building on last week's impressive home victory against the Exeter Chiefs.
Speaking to the assembled national and local media, try-scorer Jonny May was delighted and relieved to have tasted victory on Saturday evening, and is looking forward to the European Rugby Challenge Cup final.
Tom Savage delivered a Man of the Match performance against Exeter Chiefs on his birthday on Saturday evening. He spoke to GRTV after the game about the importance of the European Rugby Challenge Cup win.
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Gloucester Rugby return to Aviva Premiership action against the Newcastle Falcons on Saturday (Kingsholm, kick off 3pm), and make several changes to the side that defeated Exeter Chiefs at home last weekend.