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
Henry Purdy, a first half replacement for Charlie Sharples, was amongst the try scorers in the 64-19 victory over Aviron Bayonnais on Saturday evening and told GRTV that it was a professional performance, one the team are happy with.
Gloucester's win in Treviso last week means that they need a bonus point win against Bayonne on Saturday evening to secure a home quarter-final (kick off 8pm), but Tim Taylor wants the team to focus on the performance first and foremost.
Billy Burns and Man of the Match Richard Hibbard spoke to GRTV after the 41-0 win in Treviso, on a day when preparations weren't ideal. They felt the team's attitude was key and also praised the travelling support.
After the recent European exploits, it's more cup action for Gloucester this weekend, but it's of a domestic variety as the Cherry and Whites travel to Bath on Friday evening to resume their Anglo-Welsh Cup campaign.