GLOUCESTER'S Guinness Premiership derby against Worcester to open the new South Stand will be shown live by Sky on Saturday, September 29 at 6pm.
It will be Gloucester's third Premiership match of the campaign and they will open their season against Leeds Carnegie on Sunday, September 16 at 3pm.
They will follow that trip with another test on the road against Saracens on Sunday, September 23 at 3pm. In the first nine rounds of matches, Dean Ryan's side will be featured on Sky three times - against Worcester, Leicester Tigers the following week, also at 6pm and then in Round Six against London Irish on Sunday, October 21st at 4pm.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
On a tough evening at Kingsholm, Gloucester could escape neither a suffocating Bath defence, nor the whistle of referee Greg Garner as six penalties and a penalty try paved the way to a 39-16 win for the visitors.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).