Gloucester are set to name a strong side when they begin their Powergen Cup campaign against the Ospreys on Saturday (2.30pm).
Despite injuries to Duncan McRae and Jack Adams, Dean Ryan has no fresh concerns but may decide to leave out Phil Vickery, who has a shoulder injury, to give him more time to recover.
But he is expected to name a strong side tomorrow that could include James Forrester and Alex Brown, who were this week named in the England squad.
Adam Balding, Gloucester's skipper, said: "Gloucester are taking this competition very seriously because if you win there is a route into the Heineken Cup and that is where we want to be. For us to win this competition and get into Europe would be a fantastic achievement.
"Playing the Ospreys will be a tough opener. I don't know that much about their side but it is pretty obvious it is going to be a difficult game. We will be putting everything into training this week to make sure we keep our unbeaten record this season. We have had a good start to the season and we want to keep that momentum going."
Tickets are still available for the contest and the ticket office will remain open on Thursday night until 6.30pm to give supporters the chance to take advantage of the early purchase scheme, that allows £2 per purchase.
The ticket office will also be open on Saturday morning at 10am.
Speaking to GRTV in front of the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge, Henry Trinder explained how important the West Country Challenge Cup is going to be for the Cherry and Whites in their preseason preparations.
Speaking to GRTV at preseason training this Tuesday, new signing Willi Heinz gave an update on his recovery from a leg injury and expressed his enjoyment since his arrival in new surroundings with Gloucester Rugby.
Speaking to GRTV after the 22-23 defeat against Bordeaux-Begles which denied Gloucester a place in next season's European Rugby Champions Cup, Nick Wood rued the momentary lapse in concentration which allowed the French side to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Gloucester Rugby and Scotland scrum half Greig Laidlaw is gearing up for Rugby World Cup with his international teammates, and speaking to the assembled media this week, Laidlaw is excited to be in familiar surroundings at the showcase tournament.
With 50 days to go until Rugby World Cup 2015 gets underway several of the nations that are set to take to the Kingsholm Stadium field during the pool stages were in action in Toronto in Round Three of the Pacific Nations Cup.