Gloucester make a number of changes to the starting line-up for Friday's Zurich Premiership clash at Sale.
Andy Hazell (head), Phil Vickery (arm), Marcel Garvey (elbow) and Terry Fanolua (back) are all missing, along with long term injured Henry Paul (knee), Chris Fortey (ankle) and Mark Cornwell (neck).
Mark Foster starts on the wing in place of Marcel Garvey, who injured his elbow against Leeds. The 21 year-old started at inside centre against the Tykes last weekend, and completes a back three of Seti Kiole and Jon Goodridge for the game at the Sharks.
Nathan Mauger comes in to the centres to partner James Simpson-Daniel, with Terry Fanolua still ruled out with a back injury.
Former England U21 fly-half Brad Davies partners Andy Gomarsall at half-back, with Duncan McRae starting from the bench (Gloucester have two overseas players - McRae and Mauger - and regulations state only one can be on the field at one time).
Nick Wood returns to the side in the front row alongside Mefin Davies and Gary Powell, and Adam Eustace and Alex Brown continuing in the second row.
Andy Hazell hasn't recovered from the knock to the head he took in the win over London Irish three weeks ago, and Academy product Luke Narraway wears the number seven shirt. Jake Boer moves from open-side to blind-side.
Captain Adam Balding is also back after missing last weekend against Leeds, with Peter Buxton and James Forrester named on the bench.
The replacements bench is completed with Olivier Azam, Terry Sigley, Alex Page, Duncan McRae and Olly Morgan.
15. Jon Goodridge
14. Mark Foster
13. James Simpson-Daniel
12. Nathan Mauger
11. Seti Kiole
10. Brad Davies
9. Andy Gomarsall
1. Nick Wood
2. Mefin Davies
3. Gary Powell
4. Adam Eustace
5. Alex Brown
6. Jake Boer
7. Luke Narraway
8. Adam Balding (c)
16. Olivier Azam
17. Terry Sigley
18. Peter Buxton
19. James Forrester
20. Alex Page
21. Duncan McRae
22. Olly Morgan
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
Looking ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Harlequins (kick off 3pm), Head Coach Laurie Fisher told the local media that Gloucester will need to be on top of their game in a match which has big implications in terms of top six ambitions.
A big few days for the Gloucester-Hartpury Women side. First came the news that the team will compete in Women's Super Rugby next season, and on Saturday the team will play Worcester Ladies IIs at Kingsholm. Centre Hannah Jones and wing Michelle Ruddock spoke to GRTV this week to reflect on events.
Missing so many starters, and up against a team fighting for their Premiership existence, Gloucester did what had to be done at Ashton Gate on Friday evening battling their way to a 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol Rugby.