Gloucester Rugby have named their side for their latest A League fixture, Bath away at the Rec (kick off 7:15pm) with Fijian international winger Semi Tadulala set to make his first appearance in a Gloucester shirt.
Tadulala, whose recent club rugby has been in the League code with Bradford Bulls and Wakefield Wildcats, has been training with Gloucester for some time and made his international debut for Fiji against Romania in Bucharest recently.
He features in a side that features fellow Fijian international Apo Satala in the back row as well as several of Gloucester's England U20 internationals as Gloucester go in search of their first A League victory of the season.
Stef Hawley; Semi Tadulala, Ollie Winterbottom, Jonny May, Reuben Haile; Mike Wilcox, Jordi Pasqualin; Yann Thomas, Ben Phillips, Shaun Knight; Dan Williams, Dan Wright; Apo Satala, Marcus Brown, Mike Panahoe
Adrian Duncan, Levi Smith, Rupert Harden, James Ciaburro, Joe Hart, Charlie Simpson-Daniel, Danny Pointon, Jack Hayes
Gloucester will field a reshuffled side against the Ospreys in the LV= Cup this weekend, but Backs & Attack Coach Nick Walshe stressed that it's a great opportunity for everyone on duty on Saturday and that maintaining the recent winning run is very important.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees told GRTV after the win in Brive that the game could have been a tough one to get up for, but that his Gloucester team mates did themselves proud on the night and got a big result.
Reflecting on the 31-20 victory in Brive on Thursday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys said that clinching a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final was the overall aim and duly achieved.
Gloucester may have already clinched a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys wants his side to finish the pool stages on a winning note in Brive on Thursday evening.
Speaking after Saturday's win, James Hudson was happy to record a bonus-point win against a hugely physical Oyonnax side as Gloucester secured their passage into the European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Finals
Gloucester Rugby have added to their front row strength in depth for next season with the signings of Paul Doran-Jones, Paddy McAllister and Nicky Thomas from Harlequins, Aurillac and the Ospreys respectively.