Gloucester Rugby will kick off their 2009-10 Heineken Cup campaign with a home fixture against the Newport Gwent Dragons followed by a trip to the South West of France to take on Biarritz Olympique.
The Dragons will be visitors to Kingsholm on Friday October 9th (kick off 8pm) before Gloucester travel to France for the first game against Biarritz which will take place on Saturday October 17th.
Phase two of the Heineken Cup will be over the second and third weeks of December with a double header against the Glasgow Warriors with the away fixture at Firhill on Saturday December 11th and the return at Kingsholm on Sunday December 20th.
Details of rounds five and six will be confirmed once the first four rounds have been completed.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys insisted that Gloucester are looking forward to kicking off the new European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive on Thursday evening, although an unfamiliar opponent and a five day turnaround will pose a challenge.
Director of Rugby David Humphreys felt that his Gloucester side put themselves in a position to put Saracens under real pressure at Allianz Park on Saturday, praising his team's commitment and defence, while admitting that a lack of accuracy hit their chances in the second half.
Speaking to the local media at Allianz Park, Tom Savage was disappointed after the defeat at Saracens, but claimed Gloucester did plenty of good things and could've taken more than a losing bonus point.
In case you missed it, there was plenty of activity on the official Gloucester Rugby website following the 55-0 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over CA Brive, including a number of post match video interviews.
The Cherry and Whites ran in seven tries in beating CA Brive 55-0 on Thursday night. An emphatic second half performance saw the hosts run in five tries to get the European campaign off to a flying start.