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 55-0 win over CA Brive, Jonny May told GRTV that he's delighted that the team's hard work is starting to pay dividends but was equally happy for his friend and team mate, Charlie Sharples, on what was a big night for his fellow winger.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys insisted that Gloucester are looking forward to kicking off the new European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive on Thursday evening, although an unfamiliar opponent and a five day turnaround will pose a challenge.
Director of Rugby David Humphreys felt that his Gloucester side put themselves in a position to put Saracens under real pressure at Allianz Park on Saturday, praising his team's commitment and defence, while admitting that a lack of accuracy hit their chances in the second half.
Speaking to the local media at Allianz Park, Tom Savage was disappointed after the defeat at Saracens, but claimed Gloucester did plenty of good things and could've taken more than a losing bonus point.