Gloucester Rugby have suspended Rob Elloway for two weeks for striking an opponent during in the Guinness A League fixture against Bath on Monday night.
Head coach Dean Ryan reviewed a tape of the match and consequently convened a disciplinary hearing involving club captain Phil Vickery.
The hooker will not be available again until September 27 after he was yellow carded in the final minute of Gloucester's 37-7 victory after he pleaded guilty to the offence and was suspended for two weeks.
Speaking to www.gloucesterrugby.co.uk Elloway said: "I accept the findings of the internal disciplinary hearing and I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to the individual involved and to the club and my team mates for my actions in the A team fixture."
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.
As part of its commitment to player welfare, The Rugby Players' Association (RPA) has today officially launched #LiftTheWeight, a new campaign that aims to help remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues and offer the necessary tools and support to enable our members to enjoy a healthy and fulfilling life, both on the field and off it.