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
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
Gloucester Rugby welcomed back a set of returning internationals at the start of this week, and one of them, James Hook is pleased to be back, and ready to get back to business in a Cherry and White shirt.