Gloucester tasted European glory last season when they beat London Irish in extra time of a pulsating European Challenge Cup..
Gloucester tasted European glory last season when they beat London Irish in extra time of a pulsating European Challenge Cup final - and now they are aiming to make their mark in the Heineken Cup after a year away from the tournament.
"Now that we are back in the Heineken Cup we want to take our chance," said Test wing James Simpson-Daniel.
"The experience of playing in the European Challenge Cup Last year was vital. We learnt a huge amount about travelling to France, about the atmosphere and the different way the game is played in Europe.
"It is really important for everyone in the club for us to do well and, even if we don't get out of the group, it is important for us to learn and then hopefully next year we can come back and be more streetwise.
"We always want to compete with the best and are really looking forward to it. But we have to take games one week at a time as we know that even one defeat could cost us dearly. All we are focusing on is taking on Leinster at Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
"If I can recapture some form playing for Gloucester then it will be a real benefit to me. The Heineken Cup is a higher level - and it's a world cup year - and if England want me, then of course I am available. "