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
Dan Murphy was part of a Gloucester pack which took a grip as the Sale game progressed and, ultimately, were rewarded with a late penalty try. The loose head prop says the team's improved scrummaging is down to a lot of hard work over the summer.
Gloucester clinched their first Aviva Premiership win of the season on Saturday, 34-27 over Sale Sharks, and scrum half Greig Laidlaw felt that the Kingsholm crowd played a massive part as they spurred the team on.
David Humphreys spoke to Gloucester Rugby TV after the 34-27 win over Sale Sharks at Kingsholm. The Director of Rugby praised the Kingsholm crowd for spurring the team on to a super second half comeback.
Speaking to Gloucester Rugby TV this week, Sione Kalamafoni is expecting a tough, physical battle against Sale Sharks as the Cherry and Whites return to Kingsholm for Round Two of the Aviva Premiership
Previewing this weekend's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Sale Sharks with the local media, Director of Media David Humphreys admitted he's looking forward to the team's first competitive outing in front of their own supporters.
Gloucester United got off to a flying start with an early try in this evening's Aviva Premiership A League fixture at Worcester Cavaliers, but it was downhill from there as the home side dominated in a 34-17 win.
Triumphant in their challenge, the Gloucester Rugby Former players have successfully completed the 969 mile journey from Land's End to John O'Groats despite the aches and pains they endured on the way.