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
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).