GLOUCESTER prop Patrice Collazo has been suspended for one week following a Rugby Football Union disciplinary hearing at the Bristol Filton Holiday Inn last night and will miss Sunday's Heineken Cup game against Edinburgh.
Collazo was cited for striking Bath Rugby's Dan Smith with his hand and forearm during the EDF Energy Cup match at Kingsholm on Saturday December 2nd and his case case was presented by Mr Richard Smith QC on behalf of Gloucester Rugby.
The RFU panel of Christopher Quinlan (Chairman), Mike Rafter and Aurwel Morgan (WRU) decided the offence, which Collazo pleaded guilty to, was that of low entry and the player will be free to play again after December 19th
Tom Marshall scored his first Gloucester try in the 31-23 win over Saracens on Friday evening and was named Man of the Match. Talking to GRTV, he praised the forwards for setting the tone on the night.
Matt Scott was on media duty this week, and the Scottish international spoke about the benefit of having a full week of training with his club mates and the determination to get back to performing well against Saracens this Friday evening.
After the disappointment of last weekend's performance at Leicester, Director of Rugby David Humphreys told GRTV that he expects a big response from Gloucester in Friday's Aviva Premiership fixture at home to Saracens (kick off 7:45pm).
Gloucester travel to Tigers this Saturday in good spirits, and fly half Billy Burns is looking forward to testing himself in one of the toughest environments in the league as the Cherry and White hunt vital points as attention returns to the Aviva Premiership
After a good run of recent results, Gloucester will travel to take on Leicester in a good frame of mind according to Director of Rugby David Humphreys, but are well aware of the challenge that lies in wait.
Mental health and wellbeing is just as important as physical health, which is why the Gloucester Rugby Community team have partnered with Public Health Gloucestershire to become Mental Health First Aiders.
Gloucester Rugby continues to strengthen its commitment to working across Gloucestershire and the surrounding area and is looking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated and dedicated individual to the role of Wheelchair Rugby Coach