Gloucester stun table toppers Saracens with 30-24 win

Ben Morgan scored two tries for Gloucester
Ben Morgan scored two tries for Gloucester
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Gloucester Rugby 30-24 Saracens, Kingsholm
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Gloucester Rugby resisted late charge by Saracens as they went on to complete a 30-24 victory in the 14th round of the Gallagher Premiership at Kingsholm on Friday.

The win comes just a week later the Cherry and Whites also defeated Exeter Chiefs as they moved to the third position in the table with 40 points while Saracens are at the top with 53 points.

Even though Billy Twelvetrees missed a penalty goal early on, he made amends with three penalty kicks in the first half and also slotted the conversion on Ben Morgan's first try that came in the 21st minute as the home side added 16 points in the first half.

The Premiership champions had their moments but all they managed before the break was a solitary penalty kick from Alex Lozowski as the teams headed into the second half with a 16-3 scoreline.

Gloucester further extended their lead to 20 points with Ed Slater crossing over in the 54th minute that was improved by Twelvetrees but his efforts were negated when Michael Rhodes touched down 10 minutes later.

Man of the match Morgan helped Gloucester to a comfortable position with his second in the 73rd minute but the visitors gave a late scare with back to back tries from Matt Gallagher (78') and Jackson Wray (80') as they went on to lose the game by six points.

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