GLOUCESTER have until 5pm today if they plan to launch an appeal over Terry Sigley's three-week ban for stamping last night.
Kingsholm officials will take advice this morning before deciding on their course of action after the Gloucester prop, who pleaded not guilty, was suspended until April 19 following his red card against Bristol on Saturday.
Head coach Dean Ryan is continuing to monitor the fitness of Gary Powell, Nick Wood and Patrice Collazo ahead of Gloucester's European Challenge Cup clash against Brive on Saturday.
They already have Jack Forster available, who has returned from England Under-19 duty as fitness assessments are carried out on the other three.
Speaking to the local media this week, Richard Hibbard expressed his excitement ahead of the West Country derby and that there is an extra spring in the step of the Cherry and Whites ahead of the tough challenge.
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).