Newcastle Falcons 7-29 Gloucester Rugby, Kingston Park
A better first half performance from Gloucester proved enough as they went on to defeat Newcastle Falcons 7-29 in their Aviva Premiership face-off at Kingston Park on Friday.
After the first 15 minutes went without a point, centre Andy Symons scored the first points in the game with a 16th minute try that was converted by Billy Twelvetrees.
The Cherry and Whites gathered momentum as six minutes later Jeremy Thrush also went past the line and with Twelvetrees adding the extras, it became 0-14 in favour of the visitors.
Six minutes before half time, winger Henry Purdy scored Gloucester's third try as they went 19 points clear before Newcastle Falcons finally managed to get off the mark with a touchdown from Mark Wilson at the end of the first half to bring down the gap to 12 points.
Twelvetrees kicked his first penalty at the start of the second half but was sin-binned in the 49th minute for a deliberate knock-on. Despite, having an extra man, the Falcons struggled to find a breakthrough but instead, Gareth Denman contributed with a try in the 67th minute to complete a bonus point victory for Gloucester.
The win has taken Gloucester to the third position in the table while Newcastle Falcons are at ninth.
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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.
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