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 media following the 31-33 West Country Challenge Cup defeat to Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium, Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his side's battling qualities in a bruising encounter but concerned about the injuries picked up.
The West Country Challenge Cup fixture against the Exeter Chiefs at the Memorial Stadium in Bristol on Saturday (kick off 3pm) will be Gloucester's last chance to work on things like new combinations says Director of Rugby, David Humphreys.
Speaking after the 30-21 West Country Challenge Cup defeat at Bath, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the improvements his team are making as preseason progresses but acknowledges that there is still work to do ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership.
Speaking to the local media ahead of Saturday's trip to Bath Rugby in the West Country Challenge Cup, front rower Nick Wood spoke of the hard work put in across the extended preseason and highlighted the competition for front row spots in the squad.
Gloucester have named a 30 man squad for the latest round of West Country Challenge Cup action against Bath on Saturday, with Director of Rugby David Humphreys stressing the need to keep an eye on player workload ahead of what will be a long, tough season.
Describing the 50-7 West Country Challenge Cup win over Bath on Sunday as a '...good hit out...', wing Charlie Sharples admitted that it had been a good opportunity to put into practice things that the squad have been trying out in training in recent weeks.
Speaking to the local media after the 50-7 victory over Bath Rugby on Sunday, David Humphreys was happy with his squad's effort, with the most important aspect being the game time earned by his players.
Gloucester make wholesale changes to the side that started at Exeter last Saturday as they prepare to take on Bath at the Memorial Stadium, Bristol on Sunday in the West Country Challenge Cup (kick off 3pm). The Director of Rugby told GRTV that the players are raring to go and that he's looking forward to seeing different combinations in action.
A late penalty from Exeter fly-half Will Hooley gave the Chiefs a narrow 33-31 West Country Challenge Cup win over a heroic Gloucester outfit in a bruising encounter at the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
Gloucester Rugby will play their fourth and final West Country Challenge Cup fixture this weekend (Memorial Stadium, Bristol, 3pm) against the Exeter Chiefs, and have named a side featuring a host of first regulars.
On Wednesday evening, Gloucester Rugby duo Mark Atkinson and Tom Savage visited local rugby club Hardwicke and Quedgeley Harlequins RFC for the first session as part of the Gloucester Rugby in Local Clubs coaching initiative.