There is an opportunity for plenty of Gloucester Rugby's first team squad to catch the eye as A League action returns to Kingsholm on Monday evening with Harlequins the visitors (kick off 7:45pm).
Several of the squad who travelled to Biarritz are involved in the form of Tim Molenaar, Freddie Burns, Adrian Duncan and Pierre Capdevielle whilst Henry Trinder was on Moseley duty at Bristol on Friday evening.
Elsewhere, Ben Phillips and Chris Brightwell are both hoping to impress having played for Birmingham and Solihull so far this season whilst named amongst the replacements is a certain Andy Deacon!
Stefan Hawley; Charlie Simpson-Daniel, Henry Trinder, Tim Molenaar, Jonny May; Freddie Burns, Jordi Pasqualin; Yann Thomas, Ben Phillips, Shaun Knight; Danny Wright, Ed King; Chris Brightwell, James Davies, Phil Burgess
Adrian Duncan, Pierre Capdevielle, Andy Deacon, Josh Bennett, Richard Jenkins, Danny Pointon, Mike Wilcox, Reuben Haile
Gloucester-Hartpury Women take on West Park Leeds Ladies in the final of the Intermediate Cup at Royal Wootton Bassett RFC on Saturday. Rebecca de Filippo and Gemma Sharples took time out from training to preview the game.
Speaking to the local media this week, front row forward John Afoa spoke of the squad's targets for this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup Quarter Final with Cardiff Blues at Kingsholm. Despite taking on new opponents, the squad know the focus is on themselves to get the job done as knockout rugby kicks in.
Gloucester-Hartpury Women take on West Park Leeds Ladies in the final of the Intermediate Cup Final on Saturday. Head Coach Susie Appleby took time out to preview the game and chat about the future for the team.
Number eight Ben Morgan admitted that the 32-14 Aviva Premiership win over Bristol on Friday evening hadn't been pretty at times, but that the win was based on everyone in the squad remaining united and working for each other.
Previewing Friday evening's local derby at Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell told the local media that Gloucester's preparations have gone well and that the whole squad is united in trying to finish the season on a high.
Speaking to GRTV this week, Acting Head Coach Jonny Bell spoke of his pleasure in the efforts and intensity in training from the squad after a tricky few weeks. The team were preparing for big games with Bristol and Cardiff in coming weeks.
Willi Heinz was understandably and visibly disappointed when he spoke to GRTV after the 27-30 home defeat to Harlequins, apologising to the home support as the game slipped away after seemingly having the game under control.
In the aftermath of the Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol, Interim Head Coach Jonny Bell was able to look forward to this weekend's European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final against Cardiff Blues (Kingsholm, kick off 8:05pm).