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
As Gloucester prepare for their 39th game of the season, against Bordeaux-Begles at Sixways on Sunday, David Humphreys told the local media that this week has been all about getting the players mentally and physically ready after a tough game against Connacht last Sunday.
Speaking to GRTV after the 40-32 victory over Connacht on Sunday, skipper Billy Twelvetrees explained that Gloucester had had to learn to be patient and cut out the errors to earn the win and progress to next weekend's final play-off against Bordeaux-Begles.
Jonny May's superb late score capped a thrilling 40-32 European play-off win over Connacht on Sunday. The winger spoke afterwards of his team's character and spirit as he looked ahead to one more week of rugby.
Speaking to GRTV this afternoon, Director of Rugby David Humphreys hailed the 'never say die' attitude of the team, after despite not being at their best, fighting back to take a 40-32 win after extra time over Connacht.
Jonny May continues on the wing on Sunday as Connacht come to town, and the England wing explains to the local media this week that he is delighted with his form and is looking forward to taking on Pat Lam's men.
Premiership Rugby have this morning confirmed the order of fixtures for the 2015/16 season, and Gloucester Rugby will start their campaign at Kingston Park, taking on Newcastle Falcons on Friday 16 October, 19:45.