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.
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.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
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).