Phil Vickery takes over the Gloucester captaincy for Saturday's 13,000 sell-out West Country derby against Bath at Kingsholm.
28 year-old Vickery leads from the front row alongside Welsh international hooker Mefin Davies and England U21 prop Nick Wood.
Adam Eustace returns to the second row in place of Mark Cornwell. James Forrester is named in the back-row and teams up with Andy Hazell and Adam Balding, with Jake Boer being dropped from the squad.
Henry Paul moves to stand-off in place of Duncan McRae, who misses out through injury. Marcel Garvey claims back the number 14 shirt after missing the last two games with mumps.
James Simpson-Daniel starts at outside centre, with Tongan Seti Kiole starting on the other wing, making it six changes to the starting line-up following Gloucester's last outing away at NEC Harlequins.
Players unavailable include Gary Powell (ankle), Chris Fortey (ankle), Olivier Azam (shoulder), Simon Amor (shoulder), Ryan Lamb (England U19s) and Nathan Mauger, who has flown back to New Zealand following a family bereavement.
15. Jon Goodridge
14. Marcel Garvey
13. James Simpson-Daniel
12. Terry Fanolua
11. Seti Kiole
10. Henry Paul
9. Andy Gomarsall
1. Nick Wood
2. Mefin Davies
3. Phil Vickery (c)
4. Adam Eustace
5. Alex Brown
6. James Forrester
7. Andy Hazell
8. Adam Balding
16. Noel Curnier
17. Terry Sigley
18. Mark Cornwell
19. Peter Buxton
20. James Merriman
21. Alex Page
22. James Bailey
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-29 Aviva A League win over Wasps Rugby, Academy Coach Rich Whiffin explained his pride in the squad to overcome a strong opponent and book their spot in next week's Aviva A League final.
Willi Heinz returned from injury to skipper Gloucester to a famous 16-14 win over Stade Rochelais on Saturday evening. Speaking after the game in France, Heinz admitted the win wasn't pretty but was full of courage and a great result for the club.
Billy Burns contributed all Gloucester's points in the 16-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup win in La Rochelle on Saturday evening, but dedicated the victory to the whole squad whilst also praising the travelling support.
Speaking after Gloucester's brave 16-14 win against Stade Rochelais which clinches a European Rugby Challenge Cup final spot, Director of Rugby David Humphreys paid tribute to the way the team had executed the game plan in a hostile environment against quality opposition.
Greig Laidlaw returns to the Gloucester Rugby squad this week, and his inclusion is an important one after a serious ankle injury. The Scottish scrum half is determined to drive the team forward in their European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final in La Rochelle this Saturday.
Gloucester take on La Rochelle in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final in France on Saturday evening, with the Top 14 side the favourites in the eyes of the bookmakers. However, David Humphreys is looking for his side to rise to the occasion against a familiar opponent.
Speaking to GRTV after Saturday's 39-30 Aviva Premiership win over Sale, Mark Atkinson admitted that the performance wasn't perfect but that the team's character shone through in a game that could easily have slipped away.
Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw is targeting a 'unique' finish to his Gloucester tenure in the European Rugby Challenge Cup final at the venue where his professional playing career began, BT Murrayfield Stadium (Friday 12 May).
Gloucester's young United side once again dug deep to take an illustrious scalp, overturning a half-time deficit to earn a 40-29 victory over Wasps and earn a place in the Aviva Premiership A League final.