Gloucester's pre-season plans will start with the Kingsholm club travelling to France to take on Heineken Cup champions Toulouse in a four-team tournament at the end of July.
As well as Toulouse, Gloucester will compete against fellow Premiership side Leeds Tykes and French side Clermont Auvergne (formerly Montferrand) in the Issoire tournament.
The summer tournament takes place between 29 July and 31 July and will be part of the Club's pre-season schedule after the players return to training at the end of June.
The tournament will see two semi-finals on 29 July at 5pm and 7pm (draw to be made soon), following by a runners-up clash and the final on Sunday 31 July at 3pm and 5pm, respectively.
Issoire is a French rugby club that plays in the leagues just below the top two divisions and is 20 minutes (by car) south of Clermont Ferrand (where Clermont Auvergne are based).
Gloucester will also be taking part in the Compass Group Middlesex Sevens on Saturday 13 August.
The West Country side were runners-up in last season's event and will compete against 15 other teams for this year's trophy, including all the Premiership clubs, NEC Harlequins, Blackheath, Bedford Blues and last year's winners, the British Army.
Gloucester is scheduling a number of other pre-season fixtures that will be announced soon.
Speaking after the 15-3 Aviva Premiership defeat at Northampton, Director of Rugby David Humphrey's couldn't criticise his team's effort in difficult conditions, but pinpointed the errors and indiscipline that allowed Stephen Myler to kick the home team to victory.
A handful of the Gloucester Rugby Mo-Bros visited Pride Hair Salon in Gloucester on Wednesday afternoon to have the final touches applied to their Movember efforts, and the team captain Jacob Rowan spoke to GRTV ahead of the final few days of the month.
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.