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 with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
Despite a dream start at Kingston Park, scoring a try after just 26 seconds, Gloucester couldn't capitalise against a dogged Newcastle Falcons side. Too many penalties were conceded and too many errors made as the Falcons prevailed 20-10.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.