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 Gloucester's final preseason friendly, a 29-24 defeat away at Scarlets, Director of Rugby David Humphreys reflected upon a performance that will form a crucial part of the Cherry and Whites preparations for the Aviva Premiership opener at Northampton next week.
Speaking to the media after the 45-8 preseason friendly victory over Munster, Director of Rugby David Humphreys wasn't getting too carried away, admitting that his team are making progress but that there's still a way to go.
Billy Twelvetrees spoke to Gloucester Rugby TV on Friday ahead of the pre season friendly with Munster Rugby. The club captain is excited to be back in the action at Kingsholm and experience the atmosphere again.
Gloucester Rugby Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke to the local media after the 62-19 victory over Yorkshire Carnegie, and showed his delight at the first run out and stated there was still lots to work on ahead of the new season
Mark Atkinson made his first appearance in Cherry and White in the pre season victory over Yorkshire Carnegie on Saturday. Speaking to the local media, he was impressed with the first experience of Kingsholm.
Gloucester Rugby kick off their Aviva Premiership campaign at Northampton Saints on Friday evening, and then return home to entertain the same opponent in the A League at Kingsholm on Monday September 8th.
Gloucester Rugby travelled to West Wales for their third and final preseason game ahead of the start of the Aviva Premiership next week. The Scarlets were the opposition and Gloucester left Parc y Scarlets on the wrong end of a 29-24 scoreline.