Tickets for Gloucester Rugby's pre-season warm up matches against Irish province Connacht and EDF Energy Cup semi finalists the Ospreys are now available.
Gloucester have three preseason fixtures scheduled as preparation for the 2009-10 season all of which will take place at Kingsholm.
The first match is a joint testimonial match for Andy Hazell and Lee Mears of Bath Rugby which will take place on August 15th and which is billed as a Gloucester XV against a Bath XV with the proceeds going to each player's testimonial funds.
A week later, August 22nd Gloucester will take on Irish province Connacht and, on the Bank Holiday Saturday August 29th, the Ospreys will be the visitors to Kingsholm.
Season ticket holders will gain free entry to the Connacht and Ospreys matches with their new 2009-10 season ticket booklets that will arrive in early August.
Prices for non season ticket holders are as follows:
Gold £17, Silver: Adult £15 Concession £13 and Juniors £11, Bronze and East Stand: Adult £13 Concession £11 and Juniors £9. Shed and West Terrace: Adults £10, Concession £8 and Juniors £5.
For more information or to book tickets please call the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781 option 2 or visit www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk
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).