GLOUCESTER'S head coach Dean Ryan has remained faithful to the majority of the line-up that subjected Toulon to a 10-try European Challenge Cup thrashing last weekend.
The Kingsholm coach has made only five changes to the side that won 74-3 in France last Saturday night for the return encounter tomorrow - and is able to welcome back England centre James Simpson-Daniel.
He has missed the last two matches because of a hip injury picked up on international duty against Samoa last month and is one of two three changes in the backline.
Rob Thirlby replaces Marcel Garvey on the wing and Jon Goodridge comes into the side at full-back in place of Olly Morgan.
In the pack, Ryan has changed both his props. Nick Wood comes in at loosehead in place of Patrice Collazo and Gary Powell replaces Phil Vickery.
Vickery is rested and not included this weekend, which means Jack Forster, the England Under-19 prop from Hartpury College, comes into the senior squad for the first time.
Adam Balding takes the captaincy armband as Gloucester aim for a fourth successive European victory.
"To simply think we can replicate what happened in France last weekend would be highly disrespectful to Toulon but what we have to ensure is that get our preparation right," Ryan told www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
"If we concentrate on getting everything right ourselves, hopefully the scoreboard will take of itself. During the autumn international period we lost some of the momentum we built up and we now have to re-discover it.
"Tomorrow is a major step towards that so there will be no let up in terms of our intensity or approach. We are working exceptionally hard as a group and that must continue."
Jonathan Pendlebury retains his place in the second row alongside Alex Brown following his outstanding contribution last weekend and the back row also remains intact with Peter Buxton on the bench.
But the return of Simpson-Daniel from injury is a major bonus with two Guinness Premiership matches over Christmas against Wasps and Leeds.
"To have someone of James's ability back involved is a huge bonus for us," Ryan said. "He brings a creativity and a level of footballing skill that any team would delighted to have.
"We have two very important matches over the Christmas period and we obviously want him involved in those."
On the bench, Adam Eustace returns in place of Quinton Davids, who played in a United fixture against Leicester on Monday, while Terry Fanolua drops down because of Simpson-Daniel's return.
Olly Morgan and Anthony Allen are both rested.
"We did a professional job last weekend and we need to build on that tomorrow," Ryan added. "Nothing is taken for granted - we have to produce a good performance and build our momentum."
GLOUCESTER RUGBY (v Toulon, Tomorrow, Kingsholm 3pm): Jon Goodridge; Rob Thirlby, James Simpson-Daniel, Mike Tindall; Mark Foster; Ludovic Mercier, Peter Richards; Nick Wood, Mefin Davies, Gary Powell, Jonathan Pendlebury, Alex Brown, Adam Balding (capt), Jake Boer, James Forrester. Reps: Rob Elloway, Jack Forster, Adam Eustace, Peter Buxton, Duncan McRae, Haydn Thomas, Terry Fanolua.
There are still tickets available for tomorrow's encounter and the ticket office will open at 9am on Saturday, they are available from the hotline number 0871 871 8781 or online at www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk.
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.
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.
Having defeated Connacht Rugby in dramatic fashion in the first play-off for the final spot in the 2015-16 European Rugby Champions Cup, Gloucester Rugby can confirm ticketing details for next Sunday's game against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways.
Gloucester snatched victory from the jaws of defeat and move on to next weekend's European Champions Cup final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles after a dramatic extra time win over a valiant Connacht side.