Gloucester Rugby 29-24 Northampton Saints, Kingsholm
Henry Trinder starred with a double as Gloucester brought an end to a four-match winning streak of Northampton Saints with a 29-24 win in their Aviva Premiership encounter at Kingsholm on Saturday.
Trinder was the only point scorer for the Cherry and Whites in the first half as he went past the line in the eighth and also the closing stage of the first half. Northampton Saints' reply came through flanker Jamie Gibson in the 17th minute and they trailed Gloucester by three points at half time following the conversion from Harry Mallinder.
Mallinder brought the Saints into lead when he slotted a converted try at the start of the second half but Jason Woodward responded with a try of his own in the 47th minute as the game was evenly poised with a 15-14 scoreline.
The lead once again went in the favour of the visitors when Mallinder kicked a penalty in the 57th minute but back to back tries from Billy Twelvetrees and Willi Heinz along with a double conversion from Owen Williams provided Gloucester the breathing space as they increased their lead to 12 points.
Even though Saints unwilling to give up scored their third try through Mikey Haywood in the 68th minute, they could not quite cross over the line as Gloucester sealed a five point victory as they move to eighth in the table.
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