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 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.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.