Rory Clegg kicked 15 points to help Newcastle record a 20-10 Aviva Premiership victory over Gloucester at Kingston Park.
Harlequins take on fellow mid-table side Sale in Friday's Aviva Premiership clash while Newcastle host Gloucester.
David Humphreys insists Gloucester had the blessing of Wales to field Richard Hibbard in the Premiership on Friday.
Richard Hibbard's late cameo appearance couldn't spare Gloucester from going down to a 22-15 defeat at home to Harlequins.
Wales warn hooker Richard Hibbard that he is "jeopardising his position" if he plays for Gloucester on Friday.
The return of the Aviva Premiership following a month of cup fixtures kicks off with two Friday fixtures.
Six penalties from Aled Thomas condemned London Welsh to their 10th consecutive defeat as Gloucester won 18-9.
Gordon Ross admitted the chance to beat Gloucester had got away from London Welsh.
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Richard Hibbard will rejoin the Wales squad on Monday after playing as a substitute for Gloucester at the weekend.
Will Greenwood heaped praise on fellow 2003 World Cup winner Mike Tindall following his retirement.
Miles Harrison is expecting Leicester and Gloucester to produce a fitting end to a cracking year of rugby.
Pat Sanderson and Dean Ryan take a look at this weekend's clash between Leicester and Gloucester.