"From my point of view, it'll be great to have the chance to take on the Aussies again. But. it's exciting for the club and, most of all, for the spectators as well to have an international side here. I don't know when the last time was but a wee while ago I suspect."
"They'll be well prepared and have a good game plan prepared under Robbie (Deans). So, it'll be a challenge for us but I know the boys are excited by it."
As a seasoned international, Somerville has been lucky enough to test himself against the Wallabies on numerous occasions but admitted the younger players in the Gloucester Rugby squad will benefit as well.
"There's a good proportion of the squad who won't have had the chance to play against international calibre players from the Southern Hemisphere so for them it'll be really exciting."
|Greg is chaired off after his final Tri-Nations win over Australia|
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"It'll give them an opportunity to gauge themselves against an international quality side. Australia will probably be looking to blood a few younger players who will be keen to do themselves justice and make a good impression."
New Zealand's most capped prop finished his international career on a high against Australia but confessed that it hadn't started so well for him!
"At the start of my career, we didn't have too good a run against them and they always seemed to pip us in the 75th or 80th minute so there was a bit of heart break there for a while."
"But then after about six years I think it was, we managed to win the Bledisloe back and that was probably the best moment I've had against them."
"I actually signed off my international career against them in Hong Kong when I was called over and last year we obviously managed to hang on to the Tri Nations and Bledisloe against them when they managed to beat us convincingly in the first game but we came back and managed to scrape two wins which was a pretty good way to sign off against them."
"But it'll be good to have another crack at them. The midweek fixture will be a new thing for them. I think they'll be looking forward to it as well but I'm not sure how many of them will be ready for a Tuesday night in November at Kingsholm!"