Back row forward Alasdair Strokosch has been named in Scotland's side to play Fiji in the Bank of Scotland Corporate Autumn Test at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Strokosch was one of four Gloucester players named in Head Coach Andy Robinson's squad for Scotland's Autumn international series.
Alasdair Dickinson has been ruled out with the shoulder injury he suffered during the Guinness Premiership game at home to Wasps whilst Rory Lawson and Scott Lawson are both unfortunate to miss out.
Alex Grove, the Worcester Warriors outside centre, who celebrates his 22nd birthday on St Andrew's Day, will make his debut, while Robinson also lists Moray Low, 24, at tight-head prop to make his first international start and his first cap appearance at Murrayfield.
In all there are ten changes in personnel from the Scotland team that started their last international against England at Twickenham last March for Robinson's first match as Scotland Head Coach having been appointed in June.
15 Rory Lamont (Toulon); 14 Sean Lamont (Scarlets), 13 Alex Grove (Worcester Warriors), 12 Graeme Morrison (Glasgow Warriors), 11 Simon Danielli (Ulster); 10 Phil Godman (Edinburgh), 9 Chris Cusiter (Glasgow Warriors) CAPTAIN; 1 Allan Jacobsen (Edinburgh), 2 Ross Ford (Edinburgh), 3 Moray Low (Glasgow Warriors); 4 Nathan Hines (Leinster), 5 Alastair Kellock (Glasgow Warriors); 6 Alasdair Strokosch (Gloucester), 8 Johnnie Beattie (Glasgow Warriors), 7 John Barclay (Glasgow Warriors)
16 Dougie Hall (Glasgow Warriors), 17 Kyle Traynor (Edinburgh), 18 Jason White (Clermont Auvergne), 19 Richie Vernon (Glasgow Warriors), 20 Mike Blair (Edinburgh), 21 Chris Paterson (Edinburgh), 22 Nick De Luca (Edinburgh)
Lloyd Evans will assume a senior role in the Gloucester Rugby squad as they head to Franklin's Gardens for the Singha Premiership Rugby 7s on Friday evening. The exciting Academy fly half spoke to GRTV this week ahead of the season curtain-raiser.
Summer signing Matt Scott met with the local media for the first time this week and said that he's settling in well at Gloucester, that hopes are high for the forthcoming season and that skipper Greig Laidlaw had done a good sales pitch when it came to him signing!
Olly Morgan is heading up Gloucester's Singha Premiership 7s once again this summer and, with the start of the tournament just around the corner, he's looking for some of the club's younger players to make the most of the playing time and the exposure it offers.
The Cherry & Whites are now in their second full week of preseason ahead of the new season, and GRTV caught up with the new Head of Strength & Conditioning Dan Tobin to chat about what is in store, and his first impressions of the club.
Speaking exclusively to GRTV before Wales set off for Twickenham on Friday afternoon, Ross Moriarty chatted about the prospect of taking on England on Sunday as well as the challenge of the subsequent tour to New Zealand.
Brighton is the venue of choice for England this week as the squad have reported for a training camp to prepare for the upcoming international against Wales. GRTV caught up with Gloucester's Matt Kvesic after the first day's training.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Gloucester Rugby number eight Ben Morgan reflected on the loss to Northampton Saints, and spoke about what he and the team need to do for the new season when the team return after the summer break.
Gloucester Rugby has always been very active in the local community, promoting grassroots rugby and delivering programmes to underprivileged children, and recently we received the news that we had achieved registered charity status to allow us to continue what we've been doing and grow our programmes across the county.
Gloucester Rugby are joining forces with main club partners Mitsubishi Motors in scrumming down with legends of rugby union and rugby league for a hybrid match with aims to raise thousands of pounds for charity at the same time.