GLOUCESTER winger Marcel Garvey has left the club by mutual consent. The 23-year-old made 84 appearances in all competitions since his debut in 2001/02 and has scored 28 tries in his five-year career at Gloucester.
"Marcel sees his future elsewhere," said head coach Dean Ryan. "He is an extremely talented individual but both parties feel he needs a change in his career path and we wish him well in the future."
Garvey, who graduated from St Peter's School in the city, burst onto the scene with a hat-trick against Bristol in 2002/03 and this season has made three Guinness Premiership appearances.
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.