Gloucester make a number of changes to the team that travels to NEC Harlequins for Saturday's Zurich Premiership game (Sat 5 Feb, Stoop, kick off 2pm).
Four Kingsholm forwards are involved in the England Vs Wales game in Cardiff on the same day, with Andy Hazell starting for England, James Forrester and Phil Vickery on the bench, and Mefin Davies lining up for Wales.
South African prop Christo Bezuidenhout comes in at loose-head for Gloucester, with Terry Sigley moving to the number three shirt. James Parkes replaces Mefin Davies at hooker, and Frenchman Noel Curnier is named on the bench.
Mark Cornwell starts in the second row alongside Alex Brown, and Peter Buxton starts at blind-side flanker, with captain Jake Boer moving to open-side in place of Hazell.
James Simpson-Daniel makes his return from injury and partners Seti Kiole on the wings. Marcel Garvey misses out due to mumps.
Andy Gomarsall and Henry Paul both returned from England training in the middle of the week and line-up in the Gloucester back line.
Quins have advised supporters without tickets not to travel, as they are not expecting tickets to be available on the day.
15. Jon Goodridge
14. Seti Kiole
13. Terry Fanolua
12. Henry Paul
11. James Simpson-Daniel
10. Duncan McRae
9. Andy Gomarsall
1. Christo Bezuidenhout
2. James Parkes
3. Terry Sigley
4. Mark Cornwell
5. Alex Brown
6. Peter Buxton
7. Jake Boer (c)
8. Adam Balding
Replacements: 16. Noel Curnier
17. Nick Wood
18. Adam Eustace
19. Luke Narraway
20. Alex Page
21. Nathan Mauger
22. Mark Foster
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Following the recent announcement that XBlades were to become the club's new kit and leisurewear partner, Gloucester Rugby can today (Tuesday 30 June) confirm the opening of a new retail unit, based at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, as well as the launch of a brand new online shop.