With this in mind each player played 30 minutes - both fixtures were a full 30 minute game.
Northampton Saints 0 - 12 Gloucester Rugby
The first game saw Gloucester play a strong Northampton side that had just drawn 0 - 0 with Saracens.
Gloucester started the stronger of the teams with centre Ryan Kline running powerfully through midfield to set up a scrum 5 metres out under the posts. Wing Harry Howard produced a great finish to score from a training ground strike move in the corner.
Gloucester continued to pressurise the Saints line through playing with great width and ambition. Wing Ollie Thorley was a constant threat in both attack and defence thanks to some great play from his inside backs Clayton Dee, Elliot Creed and Ryan Kline.
Gloucester again crossed the line following a some excellent wide field play with Hooker Joe Moore sneak over from a pick and go ball that Pete Buxton would have been proud of.
Clayton Dee added the conversion.
Saracens 17 - 0 Gloucester Rugby
With a completely new pack on the field Gloucester took the game to Saracens from the kick off, however it became quickly evident that the huge Saracens pack was going to be difficult to contain.
To their credit Gloucester played with great determination, were organised in defence and only allowed Saracens to score by going round their defensive line rather than through it which they have been working on in training.
A number of players really stood out, showing great leadership and pride to be playing in the Gloucester shirt including Toben Ronald who showed an outstanding work rate, Morgan Bottril who carried the ball strongly and full back Joe Gare who played in both games and was solid defensively and showed some really creativity in attack.
Gloucester disappointingly didn't manage to play to the structure that they had been working on in training, but credit must go to Saracens who played to their strengths and were more clinical in attack than the Cherry and Whites.
The squad will meet again on Monday where coaches Pete Buxton and Sean Lynn will conduct a video analysis session and look to continue to develop the squad in advance of their next fixture against Cardiff in February.