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)
Named Man of the Match by BT Sport, scrum-half Willi Heinz said after the 15-11 win at Bath on Friday evening that it was a pretty happy Gloucester dressing room and reward for a lot of hard work put in during the week leading up to the game.
Speaking after the 15-11 win over Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, David Humphreys heaped praise on his players, pointing out how they had bounced back after last week's tough defeat to overcome a rough start before controlling the game and earning the win.
Gloucester Rugby hooker Richard Hibbard spoke to the local media this week as the Cherry and Whites prepare to face Bath Rugby in the Aviva Premiership. The Welshman is ready to bounce back at The Rec.
Speaking to the local media about the local derby against Bath at the Rec on Friday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys acknowledged that it will be a tough encounter but hugely exciting at the same time and one the squad are looking forward to.
A visibly disappointed Billy Twelvetrees admitted that it was a very sombre Gloucester dressing room as a last minute try and conversion condemned the Cherry and Whites to an 18-19 defeat against Leicester Tigers on Saturday.
A disappointed Tom Savage told GRTV, after the 18-19 defeat at home to the Leicester Tigers, that the whole Gloucester team had put in a fantastic effort, but just couldn't find the extra one or two percent necessary to put away a top side.
Speaking after the narrow loss to Leicester Tigers on Saturday afternoon, David Humphreys says despite there being a lot of good in Gloucester's performance, he rued the failure to close the game out, as well as thanking the home support
Kiwi second row Jeremy Thrush is thoroughly enjoying his time in Cherry and White so far, and this weekend the Leicester Tigers are the visitors to Kingsholm, and the All Black is massively excited about the challenge.
After two wins in the European Rugby Challenge Cup, securing a home quarter-final, David Humphreys told the local media this week that Gloucester are coming into Saturday's game in good physical shape having rotated the squad. However, he and the squad are prepared for a tough encounter against the Tigers.
It's almost four years since Gloucester won a Premiership game at the Rec against Bath. However, they got that monkey off their back on Friday evening with a hard-fought 15-11 win in testing conditions.