Gloucester move to third with 36-16 win over Worcester

Charlie Sharples was one of the try-scorer for Gloucester
Charlie Sharples was one of the try-scorer for Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby 36-16 Worcester Warriors, Kingsholm

Gloucester came up with a six-try performance as they went on to defeat Worcester Warriors 36-16 in their Gallagher Premiership encounter at Kingsholm on Saturday.

The win has taken Gloucester to the third position in the table with 28 points while Worcester are at eighth place with 17 points.

The first quarter was dominated by the hosts with James Hanson going over the line in the 13th minute and Charlie Sharples followed with another four minutes later. It was also the ninth try of the season for the winger. Danny Cipriani had a struggling start as he missed both the conversions and a penalty as Gloucester had a 10-0 lead.

The response from Worcester Warriors came through Duncan Weir, who kicked three penalty goals in the remainder of the first half to bring down the gap to just one point but Chris Pennell missed a long-range kick as the teams headed into the break with a 10-9 scoreline.

The Cherry and Whites were quick to get off the block in the second half with Thorley and Freddie Clarke crossing over in the 47th and 53rd minutes and their momentum got a shot in the arm when Pennell was yellow-carded in the 57th minute.

Gloucester made full use of the numerical advantage with further tries from Thorley (61') and replacement Jaco Visagie (58') before a consolation try from Bryce Heem helped Worcester reduce their losing margin to 20 points.

Widely regarded as the most competitive rugby union league in the can only be the Gallagher Premiership.

The division is becoming more and more exciting as each year passes by so who will be lifting silverware at Twickenham in May?

At Talking Rugby Union, we aim to provide match reports and news together with our specially commissioned features and interviews.