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.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees admitted that the Gloucester squad were disappointed and frustrated after losing at home to Exeter, regretting that Gloucester's own errors had given the Chiefs the upper hand.
David Humphreys spoke to the local press after the Gloucester Rugby team to face Exeter Chiefs on Friday was announced. Henry Purdy is making his Premiership debut for Gloucester and thoroughly deserves his chance says Humphreys.
Dan Murphy was part of a Gloucester pack which took a grip as the Sale game progressed and, ultimately, were rewarded with a late penalty try. The loose head prop says the team's improved scrummaging is down to a lot of hard work over the summer.
Gloucester clinched their first Aviva Premiership win of the season on Saturday, 34-27 over Sale Sharks, and scrum half Greig Laidlaw felt that the Kingsholm crowd played a massive part as they spurred the team on.
David Humphreys spoke to Gloucester Rugby TV after the 34-27 win over Sale Sharks at Kingsholm. The Director of Rugby praised the Kingsholm crowd for spurring the team on to a super second half comeback.
Speaking to Gloucester Rugby TV this week, Sione Kalamafoni is expecting a tough, physical battle against Sale Sharks as the Cherry and Whites return to Kingsholm for Round Two of the Aviva Premiership
The message from the Gloucester Rugby Ticket Office is that tickets still remain for this evening's Aviva Premiership game against Exeter Chiefs and that there are a large number of tickets to be collected on the night.