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
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell was on media duties ahead of the Aviva Premiership fixture at Sale Sharks on Friday evening, and spoke about where Gloucester find themselves in terms of their form at the moment as well as how he's viewing their defensive displays so far.
Callum Braley, who skippered Gloucester United to a 22-19 Aviva Premiership A League win over Saracens Storm on Monday evening, paid tribute to his forwards and the younger players in what he described as not the prettiest of wins.
A desperately disappointing afternoon for Gloucester who, despite dominating possession and territory, were guilty of failing to make the most of it against a resolute Newcastle defence before the visitors pounced to snatch the win in the second half.
Mariano Galarza and Ross Moriarty are both back from injury as Gloucester entertain the Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership (Saturday, kick off 3pm). Willi Heinz will skipper the side from scrum-half.