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 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
Speaking to GRTV after the 14-11 win in Zebre on Saturday, Bill Meakes acknowledged that Zebre had forced Gloucester to dig very deep to earn the win and made a point of thanking the tremendous travelling support.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.
John Afoa returns to the Gloucester Rugby starting line up to take on Bath Rugby at the Rec in the Aviva Premiership on Friday evening, one of three changes to the side that started against Leicester last weekend.
Great news this afternoon as Cherry and White duo Mat Protheroe and Ollie Thorley have been named to start for England as they open up their Under 20 Six Nations campaign against Scotland in Glasgow this Friday
A number of Gloucester Rugby's Academy players will be part of a Hartpury Rugby squad which will travel to Pennyhill Park on Thursday to train with Eddie Jones' England side in their build up to take on Scotland.