Jake Boer will have his ankle injury assessed this week
JAKE BOER and Marcel Garvey will have x-rays on the ankle injuries they sustained against London Irish this week.
Boer, who was replaced after only 11 minutes during Gloucester's 25-10 defeat, will have an x-ray to assess the damage to his right ankle, while Garvey has damaged his left one.
The flanker was making his return from a toe injury he sustained against Northampton earlier in the season while Garvey was selected on the wing for a Guinness Premiership match for the first time this season.
Patrice Collazo, who was also withdrawn at the Madejski Stadium with a back injury, will be assessed this week by Gloucester's medical staff.
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.