Pertemps Bees have agreed a formal arrangement with Gloucester-which will allow talented youngsters from the Guinness Premiership club to gain valuable first-team experience in National One this season.
Last season fly-half Ryan Lamb, No 8 Luke Narraway and centre Mark Foster all had spells on loan with Pertemps Bees from Gloucester and benefited from the experience.
Now Phil Maynard, Pertemps Bees' director of rugby, has agreed a more formal link with his Gloucester counterpart Dean Ryan. Lamb, an England Under-19 international, has already rejoined Pertemps Bees for an unspecified loan period along with hooker Rob Elloway and back- row forward Will Matthews.
Maynard said: "We are delighted to have forged a link and secured the support of one of the most famous clubs in the country.
"Last season we took Ryan Lamb and Luke Narraway on loan from Gloucester. Although they were only with us for a short period we believe that the experience helped in their career development. This agreement formalises the arrangement between the clubs and we think both will benefit."
Lamb, who impressed in last weekend's 71-15 victory over Cardiff in a friendly, is likely to be in the squad for this Saturday's opening National League One game against NEC Harlequins at Sharmans Cross Road.
"I am disappointed not to be involved with the main side at Gloucester, but I am desperate to prove my worth with Pertemps Bees and make the jump into senior rugby," Lamb said.
"I have got a few things to learn and I need the experience."