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)
Speaking to the local media this week, back row flanker Jacob Rowan said that he is excited for the challenge at the Ricoh Arena this Sunday, and added that the players know the responsibility is theirs to deliver against the league leaders.
Ben Morgan was on media duty this week, and as Gloucester prepare for Sunday's trip to Wasps, the number eight is looking forward to see Gloucester go toe-to-toe with another of the Aviva Premiership's front runners.
Tom Marshall scored his first Gloucester try in the 31-23 win over Saracens on Friday evening and was named Man of the Match. Talking to GRTV, he praised the forwards for setting the tone on the night.
Matt Scott was on media duty this week, and the Scottish international spoke about the benefit of having a full week of training with his club mates and the determination to get back to performing well against Saracens this Friday evening.
Last Friday night saw Gloucester Rugby Head of Community Adam Balding present a cheque for £7082.82 to the Royal British Legion as a result of a series of fundraising during the Remembrance Period in November.
Gloucester battled bravely against Wasps on Sunday, but it was a case of taking chances at the Ricoh Arena. Gloucester didn't make the most of theirs while Wasps did, and that proved to be the difference.
Gloucester were competitive for long periods at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon, but were left to rue a host of missed scoring opportunities throughout as Wasps hit back to earn a 35-22 Aviva Premiership win.
Gloucester's Ciaran Knight made his first start at tighthead prop, Henry Walker made his first appearance as a second half replacement and Alex Seville also featured as England U20s might it three from three in the U20s Six Nations with a 46-0 win over Italy in Darlington on Friday night.