Harlequins 7-29 Gloucester Rugby, Twickenham Stoop
Gloucester Rugby managed to end a five-game winning streak of Harlequins in the ongoing Gallagher Premiership as they went on to register 7-29 win at Twickenham Stoop on Sunday.
The win means Gloucester have narrowed down the gap over the third placed Harlequins to just two points and are positioned fourth.
The opening try in game came in the 8th minute when Jason Woodward went past Mike Brown to crossover and by the 12th minute it was Ruan Ackermann, who capitalised on a long pass from Danny Cipriani to touchdown. Billy Twelvetrees converted both to make the scoreline 0-14.
Their momentum though shifted a bit when Tom Marshall was sin-binned for a deliberate knock on but the Quins failed to capitalise on the advantage and by the 36th minute Twelvetrees kicked a penalty goal as the Cherry and Whites went into the break with 17 unanswered points.
The problems compounded for Harlequins when Joe Marchant was yellow-carded in the 51st minute for a high tackle on Ollie Thorley and Gloucester made full use immediately with Marshall touching down in the 52nd minute and 13 minutes later the visitors attained their try bonus point with Cipriani grabbing a pass from Willi Heinz and crossing whitewash as the scoreline became 0-29.
Nathan Earle provided some consolation in otherwise a tough game for Quins with a 76th minute try as Gloucester completed a 7-29 victory.
Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the world...it can only be the Gallagher Premiership.
12 teams compete in the league over a season, playing every team both home and away, before four move into the playoffs and one is relegated.
The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?
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