JAMES SIMPSON-DANIEL - one of the most naturally gifted footballers in the Guinness Premiership - will win his eighth cap for England against Samoa on Saturday.
The Gloucester midfield specialist has been drafted in by coach Andy Robinson to provide the cutting edge and dash to an England team who have scored only three tries in two games against the Wallabies and the All Blacks.
Simpson-Daniel has been in electric form for Gloucester from the number 13 position, combining well with youngster Anthony Allen and Test star Mike Tindall after switching from the wing.
He comes into the side for Jamie Noon and told www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk "It's a great surprise to be named again but I had been in contact with Andy Robinson before the Leicester game because he wanted to know how things were going for me.
"I am delighted to be back involved with the England squad, no matter what the circumstances, and now the chance is there for me, I am desperate to try and take it.
"I suppose I am under a bit of pressure but I just have to try and do the best I can, make a contribution to the team and give it everything I have got.
"I am really looking forward to just having that chance again - whether it came on the wing or in the centre. I am certainly getting more and more confident when I play for Gloucester in the centre and I want to take that forward now with England.
"When I missed out on the squad originally, all I could do was come back to the club and try and play as well as I could so if the opportunity came my way, I was in a position to take it."
Simpson-Daniel will be partnered in the centre by his Kingsholm team-mate Tindall and the duo have been paired together only twice for Gloucester this season against Bayonne and Bucuresti in the European Challenge Cup.
Gloucester number eight James Forrester has also included and will sit on the bench. Phil Vickery, who started at tighthead against both Australia and the All Blacks, should be available for Gloucester's Guinness Premiership match against Saracens.
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.
Speaking to the local media this week, Scottish centre Matt Scott spoke of the squad's determination to put in a big home performance against Harlequins, with vital points up for grabs in the hunt for a Top Six spot this Saturday (KO 3pm)
Looking ahead to Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Harlequins (kick off 3pm), Head Coach Laurie Fisher told the local media that Gloucester will need to be on top of their game in a match which has big implications in terms of top six ambitions.
A big few days for the Gloucester-Hartpury Women side. First came the news that the team will compete in Women's Super Rugby next season, and on Saturday the team will play Worcester Ladies IIs at Kingsholm. Centre Hannah Jones and wing Michelle Ruddock spoke to GRTV this week to reflect on events.
Missing so many starters, and up against a team fighting for their Premiership existence, Gloucester did what had to be done at Ashton Gate on Friday evening battling their way to a 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol Rugby.