Olly Morgan and Nick Wood were both named this week in the England 2009 summer tour squad and the Gloucester full back was understandably delighted when he spoke to the club website today.
Morgan, of course, was first capped against Scotland in the 2007 RBS Six Nations Championship and followed that up with a second appearance against Ireland.
Injury, however, has kept him out of the international reckoning since then but his fine club form for Gloucester in recent months has resulted in his inclusion this summer and he is certainly looking forward to the prospect.
"It's great news. I was obviously disappointed that injuries forced me out when I was just starting out on my international career. But, I'm back in the loop now and, hopefully, it'll go better this time around."
"There's great competition in the squad. I'll be vying for a place with the likes of Delon Armitage, Ben Foden and Mathew Tait but you expect that at this level and you just have to give your best and hope it's enough."
"The three games are interesting. The Barbarians is traditionally a great spectacle. I've been doing quite a bit of training with Balsh (Iain Balshaw) so it'd be interesting to come up against him!"
"And it's not often you get the chance to play home and away against Argentina particularly with the home game being at Old Trafford. It's not often you get the chance to play rugby there."
"Argentina are renowned for being quite a physical side but I think Woody (Nick Wood) will experience more of that than me!"
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
Despite a dream start at Kingston Park, scoring a try after just 26 seconds, Gloucester couldn't capitalise against a dogged Newcastle Falcons side. Too many penalties were conceded and too many errors made as the Falcons prevailed 20-10.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.