Gloucester will line-up alongside Bristol, Bath and the Ospreys in the pool stages of the new Anglo-Welsh Cup tournament, sponsored by Powergen.
Gloucester will kick off their Anglo-Welsh tournament with a home clash against Celtic League champions Ospreys on the weekend of 30 Sept/1/2 October.
The other two fixtures of the pool see Gloucester travel to Bristol (weekend 7/8/9 October) and Bath (weekend 1/2/3 December).
The winners of each of the four groups progress to the semi-finals. The pools will remain as they are for next season, when Gloucester will have two home games and one away.
The one Anglo-Welsh fixture at home is not included in the season ticket, but ticket availability will be announced soon, along with when individual match tickets for the Guinness Premiership season will be on sale.
Season tickets for the 2005/06 campaign are on sale now from 0871 871 8781 and from the ticket office at the ground.
The season tickets include the 11 home Guinness Premiership games and the three European Challenge Cup home games against Bayonne, Bucuresti and Toulon.
Gloucester, Bristol, Bath, Ospreys
Gloucester Vs Ospreys (home) - 30 Sept/1/2 Oct
Bristol Vs Gloucester (away) - 7/8/9 Oct
Bath Vs Gloucester (away) - 1/2/3 Dec
London Irish, London Wasps, Saracens, Cardiff Blues
Sale Sharks, Newcastle Falcons, Leeds Tykes, Llanelli Scarlets
Leicester Tigers, Worcester Warriors, Northampton Saints, Newport-Gwent Dragons
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).