Gloucester 32-6 Newcastle: The Cherry and Whites ease to comfortable bonus-point win against the Falcons at Kingsholm
Gloucester ran in four tries to earn a comfortable bonus-point win over Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm
Tries from Bill Meakes, James Hook and Ross Moriarty gave the hosts a 25-6 half-time lead
The Cherry and Whites then secured the bonus-point late on through Tom Savage
Gloucester secured a late bonus point victory, defeating the in-form Newcastle Falcons comfortably 32-6 at Kingsholm.
James Hook was one of the standout performers for the hosts, who have now won three of their last four matches in the Premiership.
The hosts were outstanding in the opening 40 and through tries from Bill Meakes, James Hook and Ross Moriarty, coupled with Hooks outstanding kicking gave they led convincingly 25-6 at the break.
In a dull second half, Tom Savage scored the all-important fourth try which helps Gloucester up to seventh, three points behind fourth-placed Northampton.
Meanwhile the Falcons are left looking nervously over their shoulder in 10th, despite a recent upturn in form.
Gloucester : 15 Rob Cook; 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Bill Meakes, 12 Billy Twelvetrees (c), 11 Henry Purdy, 10 James Hook, 9 Willi Heinz, 8 Lewis Ludlow, 7 Jacob Rowan, 6 Ross Moriarty, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 Jeremy Thrush, 3 John Afoa, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Paddy McAllister
Replacements: 16 Darren Dawidiuk, 17 Yann Thomas, 18 Paul Doran-Jones, 19 Tom Savage, 20 Matt Kvesic, 21 Callum Braley, 22 Billy Burns, 23 Henry Trinder
Newcastle: 15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Giamba Venditti, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Adam Powell, 11 Marcus Watson, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 8 Ally Hogg, 7 Will Welch (c), 6 Richard Mayhew, 5 Mark Wilson, 4 Calum Green, 3 Taione Vea, 2 Scott Lawson, 1 Rob Vickers
Replacements: 16 George McGuigan, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama, 19 Mouritz Botha, 20 Todd Clever, 21 Michael Young, 22 Craig Willis, 23 Juan Pablo Socino
Date: Saturday 27 February
Venue: Franklin’s Gardens
Kick-off: 15:00 GMT
Referee: Dean Richards
Assistant Referees: Roger Baileff, Paul Burton
TMO: Rowan Kitt