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
After a longer than usual preseason, Backs & Attack Coach Nick Walshe told GRTV this week that everyone at the club is looking forward to the trip this weekend to take on Exeter Chiefs in the opening round of the West Country Challenge Cup.
Gloucester Rugby hosted their first ever Beach Weekender over the Bank Holiday, and Commercial Director Mike Turner hailed the event as a great success as supporters braved the weather to flock to Gloucester Quays for a weekend of fun and rugby on the beach.
Speaking after his team's exit in the semi-finals, following a 19-14 defeat to the eventual winners the Newport Gwent Dragons, Coach Tim Taylor spoke to GRTV of how pleased he was with how his team acquitted themselves at the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Finals.
Ben Vellacott was one of the standout performers in last week's pool stages and, ahead of Friday evening's Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Finals, told GRTV that he and his team mates will just try and play their own game once again.
Gloucester Rugby number eight Ben Morgan was today named in England's squad for Rugby World Cup 2015, a reward for eight months of hard work recuperating from a serious injury suffered back in January. Ben was one of a number of players who spoke at a press conference following the squad announcement.
Steph Reynolds led from the front once again as Gloucester kicked off their Singha Premiership Rugby 7s campaign in style on Thursday evening. The flyer scored three tries but admitted that he left most of the team talk duties to others.
Olly Morgan led the Cherry and Whites to three wins out of three in Group B of the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s and he expressed his delight in the young members of the squad in excelling in front of a bumper Kingsholm crowd.
Olly Morgan leads the Gloucester Rugby Sevens squad this Thursday in the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s Series at Kingsholm, and he is backing the young side to take the opportunity with both hands as they take to the field.
On Thursday, we focused on the powerful Georgians, as Head Coach Milton Haig introduced us to his exciting squad. Today we catch up with the Japanese camp before the two nations meet at Kingsholm Stadium this Saturday.
The Cherry and Whites kick off the inaugural West Country Challenge Cup at Sandy Park this Saturday when they meet Exeter Chiefs (KO 4:30), and front rower Dan Murphy is delighted that the return to action has arrived.
Rugby World Cup is approaching on the horizon, and with many of the Rugby World's most decorated and colourful stars set to descend on Kingsholm Stadium for the tournament, we gauged the mood in the camps as the preparations intensify.