French hooker Olivier Azam returns to the Gloucester starting line-up for Saturday's Zurich Premiership encounter away at London Irish (Sat 26 Mar, kick off 5pm).
30 year-old Azam, who has been a replacement in the last few games, makes his first start since late October after a shoulder injury.
The French front row man starts ahead of Mefin Davies, who was ruled out late in the week with a dead leg after taking a knock to it during last weekend's Wales game. Azam's fellow hooker and countryman Noel Curnier backs-up from the bench.
Brad Davies and Alex Page form the half-back partnership for the Irish clash, with Andy Gomarsall missing out on the matchday 22. England Sevens captain Simon Amor provides cover from the bench.
James Simpson-Daniel moves back to the wing, and Kiwi centre Nathan Mauger starts in midfield alongside Terry Fanolua.
England open-side Andy Hazell returns to the starting line-up after international duties, and partners captain Adam Balding and Peter Buxton in the back-row.
The Kingsholm Supporters Mutual-organised coaches for supporters leave Kingsholm at 1pm for the match that kicks off at 5pm.
The Clubhouse bar at Kingsholm will open at 1pm on Saturday for the England football match and for the Gloucester game at 5pm.
15. Jon Goodridge
14. Marcel Garvey
13. Nathan Mauger
12. Terry Fanolua
11. James Simpson-Daniel
10. Brad Davies
9. Alex Page
1. Nick Wood
2. Olivier Azam
3. Gary Powell
4. Adam Eustace
5. Alex Brown
6. Peter Buxton
7. Andy Hazell
8. Adam Balding (c)
16. Noel Curnier
17. Terry Sigley
18. James Forrester
19. Jake Boer
20. Simon Amor
21. Seti Kiole
22. Olly Morgan
Gloucester travel to Devon to take on the Exeter Chiefs in the opening round of the LV= Cup on Saturday and, with several players away on international duty, Scrum Coach Trevor Woodman feels that the competition provides other players with a great chance to show what they can do.
Man of the Match Matt Kvesic confirmed that Gloucester were anticipating a physical encounter in Oyonnax, and duly got one. The flanker told GRTV that taking the win and denying the home side even a bonus point was a big achievement.
Speaking after he kicked 20 points in Gloucester's 25-15 win over Oyonnax on Saturday evening, Greig Laidlaw admitted that the game had been every bit as challenging as expected and praised the massive effort put in by the pack.
Speaking after the 25-15 European Rugby Challenge Cup win in France, David Humphreys told the local media that he was delighted that his Gloucester team matched Oyonnax's intensity on the night and made it two wins from two in Europe.
Gloucester travel to Oyonnax for the second round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Saturday evening, and Director of Rugby David Humphreys is expecting a big test from the French side, feeling that their league position doesn't reflect their recent performances.
Speaking exclusively to Gloucester Rugby TV, Matt Kvesic explained that his decision to extend his contract at Kingsholm was a simple one and that he was hugely excited for the future in Cherry and White.
Speaking after the 55-0 win over CA Brive, Jonny May told GRTV that he's delighted that the team's hard work is starting to pay dividends but was equally happy for his friend and team mate, Charlie Sharples, on what was a big night for his fellow winger.