Jake Boer will have the honour of leading Gloucester Rugby into action against the Wallabies at Kingsholm on Tuesday evening (kick off 7:45pm).
It will be Boer's first appearance at Kingsholm since his return to the club from South Africa and he is sure to get a great reaction.
He heads up a reasonably experienced pack which features wise heads in Pierre Capdevielle, Will James and Adam Eustace.
In contrast, it's a reasonably young backline with four of the starters having come through the Gloucester Rugby Academy although there is considerable experience provided by Carlos Spencer, Tom Voyce and Tim Molenaar.
New signing Ben Phillips is named on the bench whilst summer signing Rupert Harden is named in the first team matchday squad for the first time.
There are still a few tickets remaining for the game which are available from the Gloucester Rugby ticket office but please note that the Shed is sold out.
Freddie Burns; Charlie Sharples, Henry Trinder, Tim Molenaar, Tom Voyce; Carlos Spencer, Dave Lewis; Paul Doran-Jones, Darren Dawiduik, Pierre Capdevielle; Will James, Adam Eustace; Jake Boer (captain), Akapusi Qera, Dan Williams
Ben Phillips, Rupert Harden, Dave Attwood, Apo Satala, Jordi Pasqualin, Jonny May, James Simpson-Daniel
Matt Kvesic, skipper for the night at Newcastle, praised the young and reshuffled Gloucester side for their commitment at Kingston Park but regretted the fact that Gloucester couldn't capitalise on an ideal opening to the game.
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Elton John and his band will visit the home of Gloucester Rugby, Kingsholm Stadium on Sunday 7 June as part of their European tour. This will be Elton's first ever performance in Gloucester and tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday.
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