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
Gloucester travel to Oyonnax for the second round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Saturday evening, and Director of Rugby David Humphreys is expecting a big test from the French side, feeling that their league position doesn't reflect their recent performances.
Speaking exclusively to Gloucester Rugby TV, Matt Kvesic explained that his decision to extend his contract at Kingsholm was a simple one and that he was hugely excited for the future in Cherry and White.
Speaking after the 55-0 win over CA Brive, Jonny May told GRTV that he's delighted that the team's hard work is starting to pay dividends but was equally happy for his friend and team mate, Charlie Sharples, on what was a big night for his fellow winger.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys insisted that Gloucester are looking forward to kicking off the new European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive on Thursday evening, although an unfamiliar opponent and a five day turnaround will pose a challenge.