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 after the 37-8 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Benetton Treviso, James Hook admitted that the Italian side made things tough for Gloucester at times but that the Cherry and Whites are happy to take the bonus point win and turn their focus to Northampton next week.
Speaking to GRTV after the game, Backs Coach Tim Taylor was happy with the squad as they cruised to victory over Treviso. The result wasn't in doubt, but the Cherry and Whites laboured to secure a crucial try bonus point.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester Rugby centre Matt Scott is excited to take the field again as the Cherry and Whites look to build on the win in Bayonne when Treviso come to Kingsholm this Saturday.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell admitted this week that the European Rugby Challenge Cup victory in Bayonne was a welcome one, stressed that Benetton Treviso will pose a tough test on Saturday at Kingsholm but that Gloucester are determined to deliver in front of their own fans.
Motu Matu'u is looking to make up for lost time this week as the Cherry and Whites head to Basque Country to take on Bayonne in the European Rugby Challenge Cup opener. The Samoan hooker made his first appearance in the jersey last weekend, and is hoping to contribute to the team this weekend.
Gloucester's attentions turn to Europe this weekend as they travel to Bayonne for their opening fixture of this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup. Forwards Coach Trevor Woodman told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will be aiming to top their pool as they've done for the past two seasons, but is well aware of how tough it is to win in France.
Although understandably disappointed at seeing victory slip away at the last minute, Ben Morgan said after the game at Exeter that there were plenty of positives that Gloucester could take from the game.
Gloucester made it two wins from two outings in this season's European Rugby Challenge Cup as they outplayed Benetton Treviso at Kingsholm to win by 37 points to 8, the bonus point try coming with the final play of the game.