Luke Narraway comes into the back row for Gloucester's Zurich Wild Card semi-final against Newcastle at Kingsholm on Sunday (Sun 8 May, Kingsholm, kick off 3.15pm - Tickets AVAILABLE).
The 21 year-old flanker replaces the injured Andy Hazell, who misses out after taking a knock to the head against Saracens last weekend.
Narraway started Gloucester's last clash with the Falcons at the end of February at Kingston Park and scored the team's fourth try in the 27-27 draw.
Seti Kiole returns to the wing after missing last Saturday's game through injury. He joins a reshuffled back three.
Jon Goodridge misses his first competitive fixture of the season with a shoulder injury that saw him go off after half an hour against Saracens, and Marcel Garvey is still absent with an elbow injury.
19 year-old England U21 Olly Morgan starts at full-back, with James Bailey staying on the wing after an impressive performance in last week's final league clash.
Director of rugby Nigel Melville and coach Dean Ryan have the final team run through on Saturday morning, when a few of the players will look to come through after a number of niggles caused disruption this week.
Jon Goodridge and Marcel Garvey are joined on the sidelines by Phil Vickery (broken arm), Mark Cornwell (neck), Chris Fortey (ankle), James Parkes (wrist) and Henry Paul (knee).
More than 5,200 tickets have been sold for the Wild Card semi-final, and supporters have until 5pm on Friday to take advantage of the 'early bird' discount. Tickets are available on-line at www.gloucesterrugbyclub.com, from the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781 and from the ticket office at the ground.
Gloucester: 15. Olly Morgan
14. James Bailey
13. James Simpson-Daniel
12. Terry Fanolua
11. Seti Kiole
10. Duncan McRae
9. Andy Gomarsall
1. Nick Wood
2. Mefin Davies
3. Gary Powell
4. Adam Eustace
5. Alex Brown
6. Jake Boer
7. Luke Narraway
8. Adam Balding (c)
16. Olivier Azam
17. Terry Sigley
18. Peter Buxton
19. James Forrester
20. Alex Page
21. Brad Davies
22. Mark Foster
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.
In the aftermath of the Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell was able to look forward to this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final against Cardiff Blues (Kingsholm, kick off 8:05pm).
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.