The squad will then fly out to Portugal for a week long training camp and, upon their return, two preseason friendlies have been scheduled to take place at Kingsholm
The first will see Gloucester Rugby take on London Welsh on Saturday August 20th (kick off 3pm) and the second will be against Russia on Friday August 26th (kick off 7:45pm).
The Russia game has been designated as a benefit match for James Simpson-Daniel as part of his testimonial campaign.
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Gloucester supporters had their first glimpse of the potential of the Russian side when they faced Italy A in the Churchill Cup at Kingsholm last weekend and delighted the crowd with their attacking rugby as they pushed the Azzuri all the way.
In addition, Olivier Azam's testimonial committee have provisionally arranged a fixture against French champions Toulouse at Kingsholm as his testimonial match. Further details for this game will be announced when they are available.