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)
Northampton away was the first Gloucester game under David Humphreys last season, but the Director of Rugby told the local media that the Cherry and Whites are a different proposition compared to 12 months ago and are looking forward to the challenge.
Having skippered Gloucester against the Barbarians last week, Nick Wood once again wore the captain's armband on Monday evening as Gloucester United kicked off their Aviva Premiership A League campaign with a bonus point win at Leicester.
Gloucester recorded a 32-20 win over La Rochelle on Thursday evening, and second row Jeremy Thrush was thrilled to pick up the victory on his first taste of a trip to France and the hostile atmosphere.
Gloucester were forced to battle for their 33-20 victory in La Rochelle on Thursday evening, something that centre Bill Meakes said that he and the squad were well prepared for as well as thanking the travelling support for the part they played.
Gloucester got off to a winning start in the European Rugby Challenge Cup last weekend, but Head Coach Laurie Fisher is expecting a much tougher challenge when the Cherry and Whites travel to La Rochelle for Thursday night's Round Two encounter.
Dan Thomas was a try scorer in the 14-62 defeat at the hands of the Barbarians on Tuesday evening, but told GRTV after the game that he'd really enjoyed taking on the Barbarians and locking horns with Ardie Savea at the breakdown.
After a long, hard battle to return to fitness, Henry Trinder made his long awaited comeback in the second half of the 23-10 win over Zebre on Saturday and admitted he was taken aback by the reception he got from the Kingsholm crowd.
After missing out on Gloucester's two recent European fixtures, Jonny May is back on the left wing for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture at Northampton, while Mariano Galarza is named in the matchday squad for the first time this season.