Franco Marais has rejoined Gloucester on a short-term deal.

The South African hooker has agreed a moved to he Red Hurricanes in the Japanese Top League, but will first see out the remainder of the Premiership season at Kingsholm.

Marais has made 35 appearances since joining the Cherry & Whites ahead of the 2018/19 season.

The 27-year-old will rejoin the squad for training on Monday, as preparations continue for the eagerly anticipated restart.

Gloucester return to action on Saturday, August 15 with an away fixture against Worcester Warriors.