Worcester Number eight Drew Hickey has been ordered to appear in front of an RFU disciplinary hearing next week.
Hickey has been charged with 'dangerous charging' after the Premiership Citing Officer reviewed a tape of the Guinness Premiership game between Gloucester v Worcester on Sunday that resulted in a fractured cheek bone for Kingsholm skipper Adam Balding.
He will appear in front of an RFU disciplinary panel of Robert Horner (chairman), Bob Taylor and Peter Budge at the London Bloomsbury Holiday Inn on Tuesday, September 13.
A Gloucester spokesman said: "It is not for us to comment on the citing procedure and all we are doing is concentrating all our preparations into Saturday's game against Sale Sharks.
Balding underwent surgery to his cheek on Wednesday.
Gloucester travel to Oyonnax for the second round of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Saturday evening, and Director of Rugby David Humphreys is expecting a big test from the French side, feeling that their league position doesn't reflect their recent performances.
Speaking exclusively to Gloucester Rugby TV, Matt Kvesic explained that his decision to extend his contract at Kingsholm was a simple one and that he was hugely excited for the future in Cherry and White.
Speaking after the 55-0 win over CA Brive, Jonny May told GRTV that he's delighted that the team's hard work is starting to pay dividends but was equally happy for his friend and team mate, Charlie Sharples, on what was a big night for his fellow winger.
Speaking to the local media this week, David Humphreys insisted that Gloucester are looking forward to kicking off the new European Rugby Challenge Cup against Brive on Thursday evening, although an unfamiliar opponent and a five day turnaround will pose a challenge.