Saracens head coach Steve Diamond has named his side for Saturday's Zurich Premiership clash at Gloucester.
With a minimum of a fifth place finish assured, the Men In Black travel to a SOLD OUT Kingsholm with a number of permutations still possible in the shake-up for European and end of season play-off places.
Diamond said: "There are a number of different equations that are still possible going into the game, but all we can do is work hard at Gloucester, try to get the win and then see what happens with all the other results.
"What we want to do is try and keep our momentum going, but we know Gloucester have a very good side and they don't lose many games at Kingsholm so we will have to be at our best."
Diamond welcomes back Taine Randell and Cobus Visagie into the starting line-up with Glen Jackson returning on the bench. Ben Skirving and Richard Haughton are included in the eight replacements named which will be finalised on Saturday morning.
However, David Seymour has been ruled out after picking up an ankle injury in the game against Leicester and Ben Russell has been ruled out for the rest of the season after suffering an abdominal injury in training.
Team vs Gloucester
15 Thomas Castaignede
14 Ben Johnston
13 Kevin Sorrell
12 Dan Harris
11 Tevita Vaikona
10 Mark Bartholomeusz
9 Kyran Bracken
1 Kevin Yates
2 Raphael Ibanez
3 Cobus Visagie
4 Kris Chesney
5 Simon Raiwalui
6 Taine Randell
7 Richard Hill
8 Hugh Vyvyan (c)
Speaking to the local media this week, John Afoa described the hard work that the Cherry and White have been putting in and that he is fighting fit ready for Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi final clash with Exeter Chiefs.
Gloucester Rugby face Exeter Chiefs this Saturday in the European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final, and Charlie Sharples, who starts at full back is relishing the challenge of the big Kingsholm occasion.
Gloucester meet the Exeter Chiefs for the fourth time in competitive action this weekend, this time in the semi-final of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. Director of Rugby David Humphreys told the local media this week that this is the sort of game that Gloucester want to be involved in on a regular basis and that he and his team are looking forward to it.
Following the 29-26 loss to Harlequins, club captain Billy Twelvetrees spoke of his disappointment that the Cherry and Whites were unable to cash in on the home side's indiscipline and lose a lead on Saturday afternoon.
Number eight Gareth Evans admitted to a collective feeling of frustration as Gloucester lost narrowly at Harlequins on Saturday, but insisted that there are plenty of positives to draw upon ahead of next Saturday's European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final at home to Exeter.
Gloucester travel to the Stoop on Saturday afternoon to take on Harlequins in the Aviva Premiership. The Cherry and Whites make just two changes from last weekend's win over Connacht as they seek consistency and continuity in their play as Nick Walshe told the local media this week.
The Gloucester Rugby Ticket office can advise that the club's initial allocation of tickets for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final has sold out. However, the club has secured an additional allocation of tickets from EPCR which will go on sale on Monday.
Following Saturday evening's exciting European Rugby Challenge Cup semi-final victory over Exeter Chiefs, the Ticket Office at Kingsholm will be open on Sunday from 11am to 3pm for Club Members to purchase tickets for the Final.
Gloucester Rugby qualified for their first European final since 2006 as they defeated the in-form Exeter Chiefs by 30 points to 19 in a thrilling semi-final at Kingsholm on Saturday evening. The club photographer caught the best of the action.
Recent meetings between these two teams have often been thrillers, and this was no exception. It went down to the final few minutes, but Gloucester produced the goods when it mattered to qualify for the European Rugby Challenge Cup Final, beating Exeter 30-19.