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.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
Gloucester centre Billy Twelvetrees praised his side's character after their comeback win against Bristol on Saturday. The Cherry and Whites overcame a 6-0 half time deficit to eventually win the game 26-18 and secure a bonus point victory.
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Gloucester return to European Rugby Challenge Cup action on Thursday evening with the visit of Stade Rochelais to Kingsholm (kick off 7:45pm). Early Bird ticket prices are available until 6:30pm on matchday.