Gloucester will travel to Harlequins this weekend for the latest round of the Guinness Premiership hoping to reverse the recent run of results between the two sides which has seen the home side win the past five encounters.
There have been some entertaining encounters between the two sides in recent seasons but you have to go back to September 2006 to find the last time the away side won when Gloucester won by 31 points to 21 with three tries coming from Olivier Azam, James Forrester and Peter Richards.
Since then, Gloucester have won the encounters at Kingsholm 34-25 in March 2007, 27-25 in November 2007 and 24-20 in September 2008.
On the other hand, Quins have won the two most recent clashes at the Stoop 30-25 in March 2008 and 14-9 in February of this year when Nick Evans' try from deep proved to be the clincher.
Gloucester have only won once on the road in the Guinness Premiership so far this season, when they beat Leeds at Headingley on October 4th, but, buoyed by last weekend's won over the Leicester Tigers, will be hoping to get something out of the trip to the Stoop.
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Following the recent announcement that XBlades were to become the club's new kit and leisurewear partner, Gloucester Rugby can today (Tuesday 30 June) confirm the opening of a new retail unit, based at Gloucester Quays Outlet Centre, as well as the launch of a brand new online shop.