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.
Fly-half Billy Burns was named Man of the Match after the 35-14 European Rugby Challenge Cup victory over Stade Rochelais on Thursday evening, and was full of praise for all his team mates for the win after a short turnaround.
Gloucester have been in good form in recent weeks, but Backs Coach Tim Taylor knows that the Cherry and Whites will have to be at their best on Thursday evening (kick off 7:45pm) against a Stade Rochelais side flying high this season.
Speaking to GRTV after the bonus point win over Bristol, back row Lewis Ludlow revealed that despite a tricky first half, Gloucester backed their skills to come through, a faith that was evident in a strong second half showing.
Willi Heinz scored Gloucester's second try as the Cherry and Whites overturned a disappointing first 40 minutes and 0-6 half time deficit, to earn a 26-18 Aviva Premiership victory over Bristol Rugby on Saturday.
Gloucester's much changed side had to overcome conceding an early try on Thursday evening, but responded in style to down Stade Rochelais by 35 points to 14 in the European Rugby Challenge Cup and set up a mouthwatering return fixture next weekend.
After taking 11 points from their last three games in the Aviva Premiership, including bonus point wins against Wasps and Bristol, Gloucester will be looking to continue their good form when they welcome La Rochelle to Kingsholm.