The official website rounds up the European Challenge Cup pool draw that was made by ERC on Wednesday.
Gloucester will be up against two French sides and a Romanian outfit in this season's European tournament.
The West Country side have been drawn alongside French sides Toulon, Bayonne and Romanian side Bucuresti.
There has been a change in format for the new season's competition, and it will now be run on a pools plus knock-out basis and will be composed of 20 teams. Teams have been drawn into pools of four (five pools of four) and will play home and away matches.
The winners of each pool and the three best runners up will qualify for the quarter-finals. The semi-finals will be one-off matches played at home venues and the Final at a neutral venue.
The new Pool format will replace the previous season's knock-out structure and the European Shield tournament.
Pool 1 - Viadana, Narbonne, Northampton Saints, Bristol
Pool 2 - Agen, London Irish, Parma, Pau
Pool 3 - Gloucester, Bayonne, Bucuresti, Toulon
Pool 4 - Borders, Brive, Newcastle Falcons, l'Aquila
Pool 5 - Connacht, Montpellier, Worcester, Catania
The fixtures and when each home and away tie is being played will be confirmed at a later date.
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
Gloucester Rugby welcomed back a set of returning internationals at the start of this week, and one of them, James Hook is pleased to be back, and ready to get back to business in a Cherry and White shirt.
After the huge success of the Darts evening in March, Gloucester Rugby and events sponsors Worthington's are pleased to present an evening with Darts Legends Eric Bristow, Keith Deller, Bobby George and Wayne Mardle hosted by Russ Bray on Tuesday 9 December.