Dominant first half performance leads Worcester to 25-15 win over Gloucester

Jonny Arr scored the opening try for Worcester
Jonny Arr scored the opening try for Worcester

Worcester Warriors 25-15 Gloucester Rugby, Sixways

Worcester Warriors continued to impress as they went on to defeat Gloucester Rugby 25-15 at Sixways in their Aviva Premiership face-off on Saturday.

The Sixways outfit completed a 5-6 win over Exeter Chiefs last weekend and this victory now has helped them narrow down the gap with 10th placed Northampton Saints to just three points.

Jonny Arr on his first start after four months impressed with a fourth minute try that was improved by Chris Pennell. Even though, Billy Twelvetrees reduced the arrears for the Cherry and Whites with a penalty, Worcester further extended the lead through a 10th minute touchdown from Jamie Shillcock.

The visitors rallied through Scott’s touchdown following a midfield fumble by Josh Adams – Burns added the extras – but Worcester immediately responded with a third try when centre Ryan Mills’ long pass found an unmarked Adams, who finished under no pressure whatsoever. The third try came after Gloucester were reduced to 14-men temporarily following a sin-bin to Henry Trinder.

Pennell kicked his first penalty at the stroke of half time as the home side headed into the break with a 22-10 lead.

Trinder, who returned from the sin-bin provided Gloucester with hope as he reduced the margin to seven points with his 48th minute try but Gloucester could not get any further points in the remainder of the second half while Pennell kicked his second penalty in the 65th minute to complete a 10-point victory for Worcester.

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