Round 9 Match Report – Gloucester @ Newcastle

On the back of a morale boosting victory against Saracens, Gloucester made the tough trip up to Newcastle on Friday Night to see if they could back it up.

How did it go down?

Gloucester opened the scoring sixteen minutes in after Willi Heinz took the ball from a lineout and fed young winger Henry Purdy, who cut against the direction of play and through the Gloucester defence before being stopped by a last-ditch ankle tap from Sinoti Sinoti. Continue reading “Round 9 Match Report – Gloucester @ Newcastle”

Round 9 Preview – Gloucester @ Newcastle on Friday Night

Round 9 sees Gloucester head to Newcastle for amid-table clash between two sides who have been relatively unaffected by autumn international call ups.

How are they getting on?

I was surprised to see that Newcastle have managed to drop down to 9th in the table after their loss at Wasps last week, which is disturbingly reminiscent of their league position in recent years. It may not be as doom and gloom as it seems however as they are only behind 6th placed Wasps on points difference and only four points behind a playoff position. Continue reading “Round 9 Preview – Gloucester @ Newcastle on Friday Night”

Round 7 Match Report – Gloucester @ Bath on Sunday

Round Seven of the Aviva Premiership was rounded-off by a West-Country derby as Gloucester took on local rivals Bath.

How did it go down?

There was action from the first minute at The Rec as Henry Trinder found a gap in Bath’s defence during the first five minutes. Trinder cut between highly-rated youngster Zach Mercer and Semesa Rokoduguni before finding Willi Heinz in space and running an intelligent dummy line to draw the covering defence and allow the scrumhalf to score in the corner. Continue reading “Round 7 Match Report – Gloucester @ Bath on Sunday”

Round Seven Preview – Gloucester @ Bath on Sunday

The weekend’s rugby is rounded off by the first West-country Derby of the year as Gloucester pay a visit to a Bath side who are building some form.

How are they getting on?

Bath have been putting together a decent run of wins, beating much improved Italian side Treviso in what some thought was an unconvincing victory. There was less dissent the following week as they secured an important victory against The Scarlets in Llanelli, confidence will be high as a result. Continue reading “Round Seven Preview – Gloucester @ Bath on Sunday”

Round 6 Round-Up – The Non-Televised Games

A quick round-up of Week Six’s non-televised games.

Worcester @ Bath

What was the score? 29-13 to Bath.

Anything of note? On the surface of things not really. Youngster Zach Mercer made a great run to set up a try and with England short on number eights this autumn he may well be fast-tracked into the squad. Ben Tapuai went down with an injury which will concern Bath as he is an important cog in their team. Continue reading “Round 6 Round-Up – The Non-Televised Games”

Round 6 Preview – Non-televised Games

The non-televised games this week see Bath visit Worcester; Exeter take the long trip to Newcastle and Gloucester brave Northampton at Franklin Gardens.

Bath @ Worcester

Bath will travel to Worcester coming off of a strong win against the Chiefs. Bath, like Leicester, will be looking to build on their 9, 10, 12 axis after losing George Ford to the Tigers over the summer. Worcester are bottom of the league and while they’ll be desperate for a win to change that, they have been defeated in all previous outings this season. Continue reading “Round 6 Preview – Non-televised Games”