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 to the local media this week, front row forward John Afoa spoke of the squad's targets for this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Final with Cardiff Blues at Kingsholm. Despite taking on new opponents, the squad know the focus is on themselves to get the job done as knockout rugby kicks in.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women take on West Park Leeds Ladies in the final of the Intermediate Cup Final on Saturday. Head Coach Susie Appleby took time out to preview the game and chat about the future for the team.
Number eight Ben Morgan admitted that the 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol on Friday evening hadn't been pretty at times, but that the win was based on everyone in the squad remaining united and working for each other.
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
In the aftermath of the Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell was able to look forward to this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final against Cardiff Blues (Kingsholm, kick off 8:05pm).