Gloucester Rugby 24-17 Exeter Chiefs, Kingsholm
Ben Morgan scored the decisive try in the closing stage as Gloucester Rugby stunned table toppers Exeter Chiefs with a 24-17 victory in the 13th round clash of the Gallagher Premiership at Kingsholm on Friday.
The win has also brought an end to a five-game losing streak for Gloucester across all competitions as they take the third position in the table with 36 points while Exeter maintain the top position despite the defeat.
Nic White provided a perfect start for Exeter with a eighth minute try coming at the back of a scrum and Joe Simmonds followed it with a conversion to make it 0-7. The response from Gloucester came in the 13th minute when Billy Twelvetrees kicked a three-pointer as the gap between the two teams reduced to four points.
The Cherry and Whites did manage to snatch the lead before the break with Ollie Thorley grabbing a kick from Danny Cipriani before offloading to Jason Woodward, who dived over the line in the 26th minute. Twelvetrees also kicked the conversion as the teams went into the break with a 10-7 scoreline.
An early penalty from Simmonds helped Exeter level the scores but the home side bounced back with a try from Willi Heinz in the 50th minute but his efforts were negated by Tom O'Flaherty in the 63rd minute as the scores continued to be levelled at 17-17 with the game entering the final 10 minutes.
Gloucester could have taken control of the game but Twelvetrees' two missed penalties put them in a spot of bother but Morgan with his 76th minute decisive try completed a 24-17 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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