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."
Skipper for the day Aled Thomas praised his Gloucester team mates, especially the younger ones, for the way they took on a tough Ospreys outfit and emerged victorious in the LV= Cup on Saturday afternoon.
Gloucester will field a reshuffled side against the Ospreys in the LV= Cup this weekend, but Backs & Attack Coach Nick Walshe stressed that it's a great opportunity for everyone on duty on Saturday and that maintaining the recent winning run is very important.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees told GRTV after the win in Brive that the game could have been a tough one to get up for, but that his Gloucester team mates did themselves proud on the night and got a big result.
Reflecting on the 31-20 victory in Brive on Thursday evening, Director of Rugby David Humphreys said that clinching a home European Rugby Challenge Cup quarter-final was the overall aim and duly achieved.
Gloucester Rugby and the Ospreys shared seven tries and 57 points in the LV= Cup at Kingsholm on Saturday. The Cherry and Whites came out on top and the club photographer captured the best of the action.