GLOUCESTER prop Terry Sigley has left the club by mutual consent.
The 28-year-old has made 37 appearances in three years at Gloucester, as well as appearing on loan for Pertemps Bees and Bath this season. His current contract had 13 months to run, but he will now move on in search of more regular 1st XV starting opportunities.
"Terry has a lot of natural talent and we wish him well in the future," said head coach Dean Ryan. "Hopefully he'll make a full recovery from his current wrist injury and be back playing rugby as soon as possible."
Sigley added: "I'd like to thank the club and the fans who have supported me over the last few years at Gloucester. I look forward to returning to Kingsholm in the future."
With such a short turnaround between the two games, and Gloucester looking to reintegrate several players into the line-up after the Autumn international series, Tom Savage told GRTV that the Cherry and Whites will keep changes to a minimum for the European Rugby Challenge Cup game in Zebre on Saturday.
Gloucester travel to Italy this weekend to take on Zebre in Round Four of the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Cherry and Whites defeated the Italian side 35-10 last Sunday, but Director of Rugby David Humphreys is looking for an improved performance in the return fixture.
Skipper Billy Twelvetrees, speaking to GRTV after the 35-10 over Zebre, was happy with the bonus point win over the Italian side but admitted Gloucester will need to tighten up for the return fixture in Parma.
Gloucester Rugby welcome Sione Kalamafoni, Greig Laidlaw and Tom Palmer back to the starting line up and feature David Halaifonua in a matchday squad for the first time, as they resume Aviva Premiership action against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm on Saturday (kick off 5:30pm).