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.
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.