The official website rounds up the latest news on this year's Heineken Cup tournament, and a brief update on the European Challenge Cup that Gloucester will be competing in once the season kicks off.
Premiership champions Wasps will face Heineken Cup holders Toulouse in the group stages of next season's competition.
The London side were placed alongside the crack French outfit in pool six when the draw for the 2005-06 tournament was made on Tuesday. They will be joined in that group by Llanelli Scarlets and Edinburgh.
Gloucester will be competing in the European Challenge Cup this season after losing to Saracens in the Zurich Wild Card final at Twickenham in May.
ERC, the tournament organisers, hope to confirm the details of the Challenge Cup tournament over the next few weeks.
Elsewhere in the Heineken Cup, Leicester, twice winners of the trophy, also face a demanding group schedule having been paired in pool three with this year's runners-up Stade Francais.
Celtic League champions Ospreys and Clermont Auvergne make up their group.
Elsewhere in the draw, Leeds Tykes and Cardiff Blues are in pool two with Calvisano and Perpignan and Saracens will play Ulster, Biarritz and Benetton Treviso in pool four.
Sale will face Newport Gwent Dragons, Castres and Munster while Glasgow, Bourgoin, Bath and Leinster are also put together.
Heineken Cup draw:
Pool 1: Munster, Castres Olympique, Sale Sharks, Newport Gwent Dragons
Pool 2: Rugby Calvisano, Perpignan, Leeds Tykes, Cardiff Blues
Pool 3: Ospreys, Stade Francais Paris, Leicester Tigers, Clermont Auvergne
Pool 4: Biarritz Olympique, Saracens, Ulster, Benetton Treviso
Pool 5: Glasgow Rugby, Bourgoin, Bath Rugby, Leinster
Pool 6: London Wasps, Toulouse, Llanelli Scarlets, Edinburgh Rugby
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell was on media duties ahead of the Aviva Premiership fixture at Sale Sharks on Friday evening, and spoke about where Gloucester find themselves in terms of their form at the moment as well as how he's viewing their defensive displays so far.
Callum Braley, who skippered Gloucester United to a 22-19 Aviva Premiership A League win over Saracens Storm on Monday evening, paid tribute to his forwards and the younger players in what he described as not the prettiest of wins.
Wednesday evening saw the launch of the Cherry and White Wednesday show on the Drivetime programme on BBC Radio Gloucestershire, with Henry Trinder live in the studio to kick off a regular weekly slot.
Gloucester Wheelchair Rugby Club hosted their second invitational tournament on Sunday 18th September. Teams from the South Wales Ospreys, the Southampton Sharks, Stoke Mandeville Maulers and the West Country Hawks travelled to Leisure @ in Cheltenham and played a 'round robin' sequence of games.
Kingsholm will play host to the inaugural Mitsubishi Motors Hybrid Cup on Sunday 9 October (kick off 3pm), where the Gloucester Rugby Heroes meet the Salford Red Devils Legends in a cross-code exhibition clash with legends of both games set to grace the Kingsholm turf again.