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
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
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Gloucester return to European Rugby Challenge Cup action on Thursday evening with the visit of Stade Rochelais to Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm). Early Bird ticket prices are available until 6:30pm on matchday.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.