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."
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, Matt Kvesic was looking forward to the trip to Newcastle Falcons, and the captain is looking to lead from the front with plenty for the Cherry and Whites to work on.
Gloucester saw a 12-0 lead overturned by Harlequins on Friday night as the visitors ran out 22-15 winners. After the game, Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke about missed opportunities on the night.
Speaking to the local media on Thursday, James Hudson explained his excitement for tonight's game with Harlequins and that he is backing the Cherry and White squad to impress during the next set of Aviva Premiership games.
20 year old Lewis Ludlow was one of Gloucester's young guns who contributed hugely to the 18-9 LV= Cup win at London Welsh on Sunday afternoon. After the game, he praised his team mates for the massive team effort by an inexperienced side.
There are three changes to Gloucester Rugby's starting line-up for Friday evening's Aviva Premiership fixture away at Newcastle Falcons. Steve McColl will make his first Premiership start for the club.