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
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.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
It was a thriller at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon, as Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, leveling the scores in the final minute before triumphing in extra time over a spirited Connacht side.
Having defeated Connacht Rugby in dramatic fashion in the first play-off for the final spot in the 2015-16 European Rugby Champions Cup, Gloucester Rugby can confirm ticketing details for next Sunday's game against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways.
Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and move on to next weekend's European Champions Cup final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles after a dramatic extra time win over a valiant Connacht side.