Saracens head coach Steve Diamond has named his team for the Zurich Wild Card final clash against Gloucester at Twickenham on Saturday (kick off 1pm).
A place in next season's Heineken Cup awaits the winners of the game, and Diamond makes two changes to his starting XV from the side that beat Worcester Warriors 28-10 in last week's semi-final.
Glen Jackson comes into the side at fly-half and the only other change sees Raphael Ibanez start at hooker with Matt Cairns named on the replacements bench.
Diamond said: "We know we have a huge job on our hands against Gloucester. Our forward pack came second best when we played them at Kingsholm a few weeks ago so we know the size of the task ahead of us.
"We will have to step up our performance levels on Saturday. The chance to compete in Europe next season is a big prize and one on which we are focussed."
Gloucester will announced their team after the final team run-through late morning on Friday.
Saracens team v Gloucester
15 Thomas Castaignede
14 Ben Johnston
13 Kevin Sorrell
12 Dan Harris
11 Tevita Vaikona
10 Glen Jackson
9 Moses Rauluni
1 Nick Lloyd
2 Raphael Ibanez
3 Cobus Visagie
4 Iain Fullarton
5 Simon Raiwalui
6 Ben Skirving
7 Richard Hill
8 Hugh Vyvyan (c)
16 Matt Cairns
17 Kevin Yates
18 Kris Chesney
19 Taine Randell
20 Kyran Bracken
21 Mark Bartholomeusz
22 Richard Haughton
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Speaking to the local media this week, front rower John Afoa is familiar with the challenge of Connacht from his time in Belfast, and the World Cup winner is fully aware of the challenge they pose ahead of Sunday's meeting in the Champions Cup play off
Speaking ahead of Gloucester's European Rugby Champions play-off against Connacht on Sunday (Kingsholm, 3:30pm), Director of Rugby David Humphreys admitted that he's glad to have more players available than in recent weeks ahead of a tough fixture.
Nick Wood captained the Cherry and Whites on Saturday afternoon, and the experienced front rower expressed his pride in the young squad in defeat to Bath on the final day of the Aviva Premiership season.
Lewis Ludlow scored Gloucester's opening try in the 30-50 defeat at Bath on Saturday, part of an impressive performance by the young back row forward. Speaking after the game, he paid tribute to the young Gloucester side who went toe to toe with the Aviva Premiership semi-finalists.
Speaking to the local media after the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys gave an honest assessment of the game, and expressed his pride in the way his young charges had performed against the title-chasing hosts.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby scrum half Callum Braley is excited by the challenge of the West Country Derby, and the ex-Bristol man reveals the squad will be giving their all.
At the recent London Irish game, personnel from the Imjin Barracks in Innsworth, including Gurkhas, were present, holding a collection to raise funds for ShelterBox to aid relief from the recent Nepal Earthquake Appeal.
It was a thriller at Kingsholm on Sunday afternoon, as Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat, leveling the scores in the final minute before triumphing in extra time over a spirited Connacht side.