Bristol hooker Mark Regan will feature in his side's European Challenge Cup clash with the Bayonne after he was cited and escaped punishment by a Rugby Football Union disciplinary panel..
Regan was accused of kicking Gloucester flanker Luke Narraway in their Premiership match on 24 November.
Although the citing was upheld, no further sanction was imposed on the hooker by the panel chaired by His Honour Judge Jeff Blackett, the RFU's disciplinary officer.
Had Regan been suspended, Bristol the current Guinness Premiership front-runners find themselves with just one recognised hooker
available for the game at Stade Jean Dauger, with both David Blaney and Neil Clark absent through injury.
Saul Nelson would have started the game, with prop Alex Clarke likely to have provided hooking cover.