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
Ben Morgan, Tom Johnson and Henry Thomas spoke to Russ Hargreaves this week as they were about to do some DIY work at Chobham RFC as part of Natwest Rugby Force. On the agenda for discussion were, of course, England's forthcoming games but also the trio's painting prowess.
With ADEY Professional Heating Solutions now unveiled as Gloucester Rugby's new main sponsor from July 2013, managing Director Kelvin Stevens spoke to the club website about the reasons for getting involved with the club.
Gloucester Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan was delighted to introduce ADEY Professional Heating Solutions as the club's new main sponsor this week. He spoke to the club website about the exciting new partnership.
Although understandably disappointed following the 40-39 defeat at Exeter, Freddie Burns thought that both teams fully contributed to a great spectacle but that a couple of refereeing decisions were key to the outcome.
Gloucester's final game of the season ended in a narrow defeat in a pulsating encounter at the Exeter Chiefs. The Cherry and Whites went down 40-39, as Gareth Steenson's dramatic late penalty meant that the end of Director of Rugby Nigel Davies' first season in charge ended in defeat. Davies spoke to the official website in the Devon sunshine.
Dave Lewis was in a tough situation on Saturday afternoon - playing for Gloucester against the side he will join next season, Exeter Chiefs. At the final whistle though, Lewis was simply disappointed to have lost the game.
Tongan second row Lua Lokotui is looking forward to catching up with some old acquaintances at Sandy Park when Gloucester take on Exeter Chiefs on Saturday afternoon, as he and his team mates hope to finish the season on a high note.
During a break from training ahead of Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at Exeter, centre Henry Trinder hopes that Gloucester build on the momentum from the recent win over Saracens, and expressed frustration that he's hitting form as the season end approaches after missing time due to injury.
Gloucester Rugby may have already clinched their Heineken Cup spot for 2013-14, but Director of Rugby Nigel Davies stressed this week that it's important for Gloucester to finish their season on a positive note at Exeter on Saturday.
Gloucester Rugby fan Zoe Harrison is as big a fan of McFly as she is of the Cherry and Whites. She went to see the band, who perform at Kingsholm on June 13th, in Bristol last week and kindly wrote us a review of the gig.