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
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell was on media duties ahead of the Aviva Premiership fixture at Sale Sharks on Friday evening, and spoke about where Gloucester find themselves in terms of their form at the moment as well as how he's viewing their defensive displays so far.
Callum Braley, who skippered Gloucester United to a 22-19 Aviva Premiership A League win over Saracens Storm on Monday evening, paid tribute to his forwards and the younger players in what he described as not the prettiest of wins.
A desperately disappointing afternoon for Gloucester who, despite dominating possession and territory, were guilty of failing to make the most of it against a resolute Newcastle defence before the visitors pounced to snatch the win in the second half.
Mariano Galarza and Ross Moriarty are both back from injury as Gloucester entertain the Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership (Saturday, kick off 3pm). Willi Heinz will skipper the side from scrum-half.