The new Director of Gloucester Rugby, David Humphreys, says it's unlikely the club could win the Premiership next season but he is optimistic about the longer-term future.
The full fixtures lists for the upcoming Aviva Premiership Rugby season have been released.
The season gets underway on Friday 5th of September. New coach Laurie Fisher will take his Gloucester side to Northampton on the opening night.
Elsewhere Bath will face a trip to the North West to Play Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium.
You can see the full fixture list for the season here.
Friday 5th Sept - Northampton Saints v *Gloucester Rugby *
Saturday 6th Sept - Sale Sharks vs *Bath Rugby *
Gloucester Rugby's new head coach, Laurie Fisher, has taken to Twitter to speak of his excitement about joining the club.
The Australian joins from UC Brumbies in Canberra.
Saddened to be leaving an outstanding group of people at the Brumbies but honoured and excited to be joining the Gloucester Rugby family
Gloucester Rugby have appointed Laurie Fisher as their new head coach for the forthcoming season.Read the full story ›
The draw for next season's European club rugby competitions has been made today
EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS CUP:
Bath in Pool 4 with Glasgow, Montpellier and Toulouse
EUROPEAN CHALLENGE CUP
Gloucester with Brive, Zebre, Oyonnax
Gloucester have appointed Ulster boss David Humphreys as their new director of rugby.Read the full story ›
Bath and Gloucester are well represented in Stuart Lancaster's starting line up as England prepare to play the All Blacks in Auckland on Saturday.
15 Mike Brown (Harlequins, 26 caps)
14 Marland Yarde (London Irish, 2 caps)
13 Manusamoa Tuilagi (Leicester Tigers, 22 caps)
12 Kyle Eastmond (Bath Rugby, 2 caps)
11 Jonny May (Gloucester Rugby, 6 caps)
10 Freddie Burns (Gloucester Rugby, 3 caps)
9 Danny Care (Harlequins, 47 caps)
1 Joe Marler (Harlequins, 19 caps)
2 Rob Webber (Bath Rugby, 5 caps)
3 David Wilson (Bath Rugby, 34 caps)
4 Joe Launchbury (London Wasps, 19 caps)
5 Geoff Parling (Leicester Tigers, 19 caps)
6 James Haskell (London Wasps, 50 caps)
7 Chris Robshaw (Harlequins, capt, 25 caps)
8 Ben Morgan (Gloucester Rugby, 20 caps)
16 Joe Gray (Harlequins, uncapped)
17 Matt Mullan (London Wasps, 3 caps)
18 Henry Thomas (Sale Sharks, 6 caps)
19 Dave Attwood (Bath Rugby, 10 caps)
20 Tom Johnson (Exeter Chiefs, 7 caps)
21 Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps)
22 Danny Cipriani (Sale Sharks, 7 caps)
23 Chris Pennell (Worcester Warriors, uncapped)
Gloucester have sacked director of rugby Nigel Davies after a disappointing season. The Cherry and Whites finished in ninth place in the Premiership with just eight wins from 22 games and lost to relegated Worcester on Saturday. Davies leaves Kingsholm after two years in charge.
Gloucester Rugby CEO Stephen Vaughan said: "Following extensive discussions between members of the Gloucester Rugby board with regards to the future direction of the playing department, the club has decided to part company with Director of Rugby Nigel Davies.
"It has been a tremendously difficult decision to reach. Nigel is a man who I personally have come to like and respect very much during my time at the club. "
"He has worked tirelessly at his role over the past two seasons, he has been an excellent ambassador for the club and understands the expectation and levels we need to be performing at."
"However, playing performances and results during 2013-14 were a big disappointment to everyone at the club, As a result, the board has decided that the future interests of the team would be best served with a different individual in charge of team affairs."
"We have clear aspirations to be a top four side and that must drive our decision making process."
"The search for Nigel's successor begins today, and we will leave no stone unturned in our quest to find the right man for the job."
For more on this go to Gloucester Rugby's website
Two Gloucester rugby players have been given temporary bans for their behaviour in the weekend derby match against Bath. Tavis Knoyle is banned for a month for punching Bath's Leroy Houston, and Seela Puafisi is out for a week for a dangerous tackle on Nick Abendanon.
Gloucester rugby stars Mike Tindall and James Simpson-Daniel, are hoping their horse Monbeg Dude wins the Grand National this weekend.Read the full story ›