Saturday was a memorable day for more than one reason for Rob Cook and Elliott Stooke, as the 38-30 win over London Irish was followed by them being named Player and Young Player of the Season respectively.
The awards, kindly sponsored once again by Worthingtons, were voted for by the Gloucester Rugby season ticket holders and 1873 Club member over the past few weeks.
Cook, Nigel Davies' first signing for Gloucester, has enjoyed a superb second season for the club.
He tops the Metres Made and Clean Breaks charts and is second only to Sione Kalamafoni in the Carries and Charlie Sharples in the Defenders Beaten stakes. He's also played more minutes than anyone.
Meanwhile, Stooke has been a revelation. He came into preseason as a Junior World Championship winner with England U20s but dislocated his elbow in that tournament.
However, he's featured in every Premiership fixture, in five out of six Heineken Cup matches and earned an England Saxons call up. His progress was swiftly rewarded with a new contract.
And the supporters clearly recognised this in voting them as Player and Young Player of the Season.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Matt Kvesic was a try scorer and recipient of the Man of the Match award in Sunday's 35-10 European Rugby Challenge Cup win over Zebre. He praised the Italian side for their spirited opposition and admitted that next week's return game will be a tough one.
After a tense opening half hour in Parma, the game turned just before half time as the home team had David Odiete red carded and Gloucester took full advantage, running in three second half tries to secure the bonus point and the victory over Zebre by 32 points to 16.