Duncan McRae and James Forrester return to the starting line-up for Gloucester in Sunday's crucial Heineken Cup clash with Stade Francais.
Aussie stand-off McRae has missed the last four games after having a minor operation on his knee, and will partner Andy Gomarsall at half-back. The 30 year-old's last game was the away win at Cardiff Blues in round four of the tournament.
Number eight James Forrester also returns for his first start since the Blues clash in Cardiff, although the 23 year-old has seen action from the bench in the last four outings.
Adam Balding, who has been so impressive in recent weeks, makes way for Forrester, who this week was named in England's 42-man RBS Six Nations squad.
Gloucester go into Sunday's game knowing that they need to win with a try bonus point, prevent Stade Francais from getting any pool points, and score at least two tries and nine points more (or three tries more) than the French side on the day to qualify as pool winners.
Gloucester coach Dean Ryan said: "We have got to go out and be positive, and when we do that it tends to suit what we are trying to do as a team.
"We just hope we can get a bit of rhythm early on, get a lead, get the crowd behind us and build the pressure."
15. Jon Goodridge
14. Marcel Garvey
13. Terry Fanolua
12. Henry Paul
11. James Bailey
10. Duncan McRae
9. Andy Gomarsall
1. Christo Bezuidenhout
2. James Parkes
3. Phil Vickery
4. Adam Eustace
5. Alex Brown
6. Jake Boer (c)
7. Andy Hazell
8. James Forrester
16. Rob Elloway, 17. Terry Sigley, 18. Mark Cornwell, 19. Peter Buxton, 20. Adam Balding, 21. Alex Page, 22. Nathan Mauger
A handful of the Gloucester Rugby Mo-Bros visited Pride Hair Salon in Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon to have the final touches applied to their Movember efforts, and the team captain Jacob Rowan spoke to GRTV ahead of the final few days of the month.
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
Dan Thomas was a try scorer in the 14-62 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians on Tuesday evening, but told GRTV after the game that he'd really enjoyed taking on the Barbarians and locking horns with Ardie Savea at the breakdown.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.