Planet Rugby

Gloucester

Gloucester

Honours even at Sixways

15th September 2012 15:24

Share:

Gloucester eight Ben Morgan held by Worcester centre Joe Carlisle

Nothing to choose: Drawn game

Replacement Freddie Burns kicked a last-minute penalty to help Gloucester to a 16-16 draw against Worcester at Sixways Stadium on Saturday.

Andy Goode thought he'd done enough to give Worcester the victory when he stroked home a three-pointer with just over a minute remaining.

But Burns kept his nerve with the final kick of the game to ensure the scores were level when the final whistle was blown.

There was little to shout about from either side during an uneventful first half, with a solitary penalty from Goode all the hosts had to show for their efforts.

Gloucester didn't fare much better, but two Billy Twelvetrees goals ensured they held a narrow lead at the interval.

Worcester's cause wasn't helped in the final minutes of the first period, when Goode was sin-binned for obstructing an opponent off the ball.

Joe Carlisle took over the kicking duties in Goode's absence and was on target two minutes into the second half to level the scores.

But it would be another 20 minutes until we saw the match's next points and the first try.

That crucial first breach was made by Gloucester's Henry Trinder, who capitalised on slick interplay from team-mates Shane Monahan and Jonny May to finish in fine style. Burns converted, but the visitors lead didn't last long, and, when James Currie finished off a Josh Drauniniu break for Carlisle to convert, the scores were level once again.

The quickfire brace of tries set up a grandstand finish and, despite booted attempts to win it from Burns and Goode, the match finished a draw, and perhaps rightly so.

The scorers:

For Worcester:
Try: Currie
Con: Carlisle
Pen: Goode 2, Carlisle

For Gloucester:
Try: Trinder
Con: Lewis
Pen: Twelvetrees 2, Burns

Worcester: 15 Chris Pennell, 14 Nikki Walker, 13 Alex Grove, 12 Joe Carlisle, 11 David Lemi, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Shaun Perry, 8 Matt Kvesic, 7 Sam Betty, 6 Chris Jones, 5 Dean Schofield (c), 4 James Percival, 3 John Andress, 2 Aleki Lutui, 1 Matt Mullan.
Replacements: 16 Ollie Hayes, 17 Ceri Jones, 18 James Currie, 19 Craig Gillies, 20 Semisi Taulava, 21 Jonny Arr, 22 Josh Matavesi, 23 Josh Drauniniu.

Gloucester: 15 Jonny May, 14 Shane Monahan, 13 Henry Trinder, 12 Mike Tindall, 11 James Simpson-Daniel, 10 Billy Twelvetrees, 9 Dan Robson, 8 Ben Morgan 7 Andy Hazell, 6 Tom Savage, 5 Jim Hamilton (c), 4 Will James, 3 Rupert Harden, 2 Huia Edmonds, 1 Nick Wood.
Replacements: 16 Darren Dawidiuk, 17 Dan Murphy, 18 Shaun Knight, 19 Sione Kalamafoni, 20 Akapusi Qera, 21 Dave Lewis, 22 Freddie Burns, 23 Rob Cook.

Referee: JP Doyle
Assistant referees: Peter Huckle, Andrew Watson
Television match official: Trevor Fisher

  • Gloucester Fixtures
Forthcoming Fixtures
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Sunday , November 30
London Irish vs Gloucester13:00
Saturday , December 20
Gloucester vs Bath15:00
Saturday , December 27
Gloucester vs Wasps15:00
Saturday , January 3
Exeter vs Gloucester15:00
Saturday , January 10
Gloucester vs Saracens15:00
Saturday , February 14
Leicester vs Gloucester15:00
More Aviva Premiership fixtures
LV= Cup
Saturday , January 31
Gloucester vs Ospreys15:00
Saturday , February 7
Gloucester vs Harlequins15:00
More LV= Cup fixtures
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Sunday , December 7
Gloucester vs Zebre15:15
Saturday , December 13
Zebre vs Gloucester15:00
More European Rugby Challenge Cup fixtures
  • Gloucester Results
Recent Results
FixtureDetails
All times are local
Aviva Premiership
Friday , November 21
Newcastle Falcons 20 - 10 GloucesterNewcastle Falcons vs Gloucester Report
Friday , November 14
Gloucester 15 - 22 HarlequinsGloucester vs Harlequins Report
More Aviva Premiership results
LV= Cup
Sunday , November 9
London Welsh 9 - 18 Gloucester
Saturday , November 1
Exeter 28 - 27 Gloucester
More LV= Cup results
European Rugby Challenge Cup
Saturday , October 25
Oyonnax 15 - 25 Gloucester
Thursday , October 16
Gloucester 55 - 0 Brive
More European Rugby Challenge Cup results
Aviva Premiership
Saturday , October 11
Saracens 28 - 21 Gloucester
Saturday , October 4
Gloucester 33 - 16 Leicester
More Aviva Premiership results
  • Table
Aviva Premiership Table
PosTeamPPts
6Sale Sharks820
7Harlequins819
8Gloucester816
9Leicester Tigers716
10Newcastle Falcons813