Sergeant Ball was part of the Combined Services side who took on Samoa at the same venue this time last year, an occasion he told the Gloucester Rugby website he remembers with affection.
"I think, first and foremost, it was the crowd I remember. I'm aware of how much the Gloucester people love their rugby but I wasn't really expecting the superb turn out that night. And to come and play at a hotbed of rugby like Kingsholm was absolutely outstanding.
"Being able to play our rugby at a stadium like this is credit to the people of Gloucester Rugby who work with the Forces to allow this to happen.
"It's an amazing opportunity for the Services guys who don't play in front of massive crowds each week to come down once or twice a year and play on this turf in front of so many people. We're so appreciative of that."
A different sort of opposition lie in wait on Tuesday evening, a Gloucester Presidents XV coached by Kingsholm legend Andy Deacon. It's an prospect that the Services players are looking forward to:
"Without a doubt. We normally play the Barbarians on an annual basis and I would imagine that we're going to be taking on a similar selection of players but guys who all have a Gloucester link. I haven't seen a team sheet yet but it's quite exciting."
Speaking at a fairly cool and drizzly Kingsholm ahead of the game, will it take much acclimatisation having been participating in the southern hemisphere so recently?
"Conditions weren't that bad to be fair. When we played in Australia it wasn't too bad but the semi final and final in New Zealand were quite cold to be honest.
"It was a completely different mentality down there because it was cup rugby - you play a game, you recover and then you get up for another game and you have to keep winning.
"This is a one off game and I'm sure the lads will run themselves into the ground on Tuesday night.
"It didn't really sink in at first because the four weeks were really tough and we were so focussed on achieving our goal. So, it really didn't hit me until about 4 o'clock on the Sunday morning! But an unbelievable feeling."
Finally, who should the Gloucester public look out for on the night?
"If it's a dry night then you've always got to look out for our Fijians who are very exciting players in particular Irefemi Boladao who was Man of the Match against the Navy. He's capable of making some rampaging runs but can also play with finesse as well."