New signings Patrice Collazo, Ludovic Mercier and Haydn Thomas are all set to make their first appearances of pre-season for Gloucester Rugby in Sunday's final clash of the three day Issoire Tournament.
The fixture against Leeds (5pm kick off local time) also gives Henry Paul the chance to make his comeback following the knee injury that ruled him out of the final weeks of last season.
Collazo joins Mefin Davies and Terry Sigley in the front row for the all-English encounter. Adam Eustace partners Mark Cornwell, with Peter Buxton, Andy Hazell and James Forrester completing the back-row.
Gloucester team to play Leeds Tykes (Sunday 31 July, kick off 5pm local time)
15. Jon Goodridge
14. Mark Foster
13. Jack Adams
12. Henry Paul
11. Rob Thirlby
10. Ludovic Mercier
9. Haydn Thomas
1. Patrice Collazo
2. Mefin Davies
3. Terry Sigley
4. Adam Eustace
5. Mark Cornwell
6. Peter Buxton
7. Andy Hazell
8. James Forrester
16. Rob Elloway
17. Gary Powell
18. Alex Brown
19. Adam Balding
20. Peter Richards
21. Ryan Lamb
22. Brad Davies
23. Olivier Azam
24. Jake Boer
25. Anthony Allen
Speaking to the media following the 31-33 West Country Challenge Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium, Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his side's battling qualities in a bruising encounter but concerned about the injuries picked up.
The West Country Challenge Cup fixture against the Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol on Saturday (kick off 3pm) will be Gloucester's last chance to work on things like new combinations says Director of Rugby, David Humphreys.
Speaking after the 30-21 West Country Challenge Cup defeat at Bath, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the improvements his team are making as preseason progresses but acknowledges that there is still work to do ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday's trip to Bath Rugby in the West Country Challenge Cup, front rower Nick Wood spoke of the hard work put in across the extended preseason and highlighted the competition for front row spots in the squad.
Gloucester have named a 30 man squad for the latest round of West Country Challenge Cup action against Bath on Saturday, with Director of Rugby David Humphreys stressing the need to keep an eye on player workload ahead of what will be a long, tough season.
Describing the 50-7 West Country Challenge Cup win over Bath on Sunday as a '...good hit out...', wing Charlie Sharples admitted that it had been a good opportunity to put into practice things that the squad have been trying out in training in recent weeks.
Speaking to the local media after the 50-7 victory over Bath Rugby on Sunday, David Humphreys was happy with his squad's effort, with the most important aspect being the game time earned by his players.
Gloucester make wholesale changes to the side that started at Exeter last Saturday as they prepare to take on Bath at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Sunday in the West Country Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm). The Director of Rugby told GRTV that the players are raring to go and that he's looking forward to seeing different combinations in action.
Gloucester Rugby Club Members can now list their seat on StubHub.co.uk for any games that they are set to miss during the 2015/16 campaign, giving other Gloucester fans a safe and easy way to buy tickets from Gloucester Rugby Club Members on a match by match basis.
After the success of the first Girls Only camp, Gloucester Rugby are pleased to announce that places are now available on the second Girls Only rugby camp on Friday 30 October at Prince of Wales Stadium, Cheltenham.