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
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).