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.
Speaking with the local media before the Gloucester team set off on the long trip north to Newcastle, Director of Rugby David Humphreys discussed his team selection and stated that Friday night's meeting will be a challenging one.
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.
Despite a dream start at Kingston Park, scoring a try after just 26 seconds, Gloucester couldn't capitalise against a dogged Newcastle Falcons side. Too many penalties were conceded and too many errors made as the Falcons prevailed 20-10.
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.