Gloucester Rugby's ticket office has been a hive of activity over the last five days selling just over five thousand tickets in less than a week.
Tickets for the Gloucester vs. Australia match on Tuesday, 3rd November 2009 (7.45pm) are in demand with over five thousand tickets already snapped up now that tickets are on general sale.
Gloucester Rugby's head coach Bryan Redpath said, "It's great to see that so many fans have already purchased tickets for what will be a momentous occasion in the rugby calendar".
"This is really an exciting fixture for not just the fans to watch but for the players and coaches to see how we match up against the very best in the world".
"Of course for players like Mike Tindall it won't be the first time he has played against the famous Wallabies, I am sure he has many fantastic memories from the 2003 World Cup where he was part of the England World Cup winning squad that beat them 20 -17."
Tickets for the big match are priced as follows:
Gold: £41, Silver: Adult £35 Concession £26 and Juniors £19. Bronze/JS Stand: Adult £24, Concession £20 and Juniors £11. West Terrace/Shed: Adult £20, Concession £16 and £9.
Season ticket holders will have their seats and standing places reserved until Friday, 16th October 2009 (3.30pm).
For more information or to book tickets call the ticket hotline on 0871 871 8781* option 2 or click here
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
It's the first Gloucester-Bristol derby at Kingsholm in over eight years this Saturday (kick off 4:30pm) and, previewing the game with the local media this week, Defence Coach Jonny Bell stressed that, with both teams in the bottom half of the table, they both need the points.
Speaking to the local media this week, Gloucester front rower John Afoa knows the challenge ahead this week against Bristol, and calls on the Cherry and Whites to make the most of home advantage as a determined squad look to bounce back from a narrow loss to Saracens.
Tom Savage speaks to GRTV and the local media as Gloucester went down by 24-20 at Saracens on Sunday afternoon. The second row was disappointed with the result, despite a strong showing from the hosts.
Speaking immediately after the game, skipper Willi Heinz thought that Gloucester had executed their game plan reasonably well and competed hard against Saracens. However, it wasn't enough but the squad will have plenty to work on this week ahead of the derby match against Bristol.
Gloucester may be coming off their best win of the season, the 38-16 victory over Wasps last weekend, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys admits that Sunday's trip to Saracens is an even tougher test.
Talk about a game of two halves. Things looked grim on Saturday as Gloucester trailed 0-6 to Bristol at half-time. However, Matt Scott's eighth try of the season got Gloucester off and running, and the visitors fell apart as the Cherry and Whites eased to a 26-18 bonus point Aviva Premiership win.