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
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.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys admitted that team selection for Saturday's Aviva Premiership fixture at Bath has not been an easy one, with numerous players ruled out due to injury and suspension. However, he pledged that whoever is wearing the Cherry and White will be 100% committed to fighting until the very last minute.
Speaking to GRTV after the 35-13 Aviva Premiership victory over London Irish, Tom Savage praised his team mates for sticking to their game plan and showing real character to clinch an impressive win despite only playing with 14 men for nearly an hour.
With Connacht Rugby the visitors to Kingsholm on Sunday (kick off 3:30pm) for Sunday's European Rugby Champions Cup play-off, Gloucester ring the changes from the side that took the field against Bath last weekend.
Matt Kvesic was a double winner at the Gloucester Rugby End of Season Awards Dinner on Tuesday, coupled with being named in the England Rugby training squad and the 23-year old is delighted with how his campaign has gone.
Gloucester Rugby held their End of Season Dinner at the Centaur at Cheltenham Racecourse this week. Amongst all the awards, Thinus Delport interviewed James Hook, Laurie Fisher, Charlie Sharples and Billy Twelvetrees.