Challenge Cup teams: Thursday

Date published: January 21 2015

Gloucester travel to Brive to open the final round of Challenge Cup action, seeking a perfect six wins from six in Pool 5.

David Humphreys’ side have picked up 24 points from a possible 25 so far in the pool stages, and are already assured of a home quarter-final.

A win would see them finish as the top seeds overall and remain one of just two unbeaten teams in Europe this season.

To do that, they will have to see off a Brive team who have shown absolutely zero interest in this competition so far.

Last weekend they fell to Zebre for the second time this season, making them the only team Zebre have ever beaten in Europe.

With Top 14 survival taking priority, and a key game at home to Grenoble next weekend, this could be another one-sided affair.

Given that they are already through, and the home quarter-final is sewn up, Gloucester have named a surprisingly strong side.

They have made five changes, with Henry Purdy and Dan Robson coming into the backline. Up front Darren Dawidiuk, Elliott Stooke and Tom Palmer all come into the team.

For their part, Brive have named effectively a second string side, although Nicolas B