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Match Report: Gloucester 26-18 Bristol – Cherry & Whites hold out for bonus-point win

  • Gloucester secured a much-needed bonus-point victory over Bristol with a 26-18 win at
  • The visitors led 6-0 at the break via two Jason Woodward three-pointers
  • A penalty try combined with scores from Will Heinz, Henry Purdy and Matt Scott secured the win for the hosts
Gloucester’s four-try salvo proved enough to seal them a bonus point win in the Premiership this afternoon but credit to Bristol – they didn’t give up.

Bottom of the table Bristol actually led 6-0 at the break thanks to two Jason Woodward penalties.

But Gloucester rallied well, creating three tries inside 18 minutes after the restart with centre Matt Scott and Willi Heinz touching down before the hosts were awarded a penalty try.

James Hook, who will be leaving at the end of the season to join Ospreys, converted all three, but not Henry Purdy’s late bonus-point try.

Jack Wallace and Luke Arscott both crossed in a lively finale, Woodward converting the second of them to help reduce the deficit as the bottom club just missed out on a losing bonus point.

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Gloucester: 15 James Hook, 14 Charlie Sharples, 13 Matt Scott, 12 Mark Atkinson, 11 Henry Purdy, 10 Billy Burns, 9 Willi Heinz (c), 8 Ben Morgan, 7 Jacob Rowan, 6 Lewis Ludlow, 5 Mariano Galarza, 4 Tom Savage, 3 John Afoa, 2 Richard Hibbard, 1 Paddy McAllister
Replacements: 16 Tom Lindsay, 17 Josh Hohneck, 18 Paul Doran-Jones, 19 Joe Latta, 20 Ross Moriarty, 21 Greig Laidlaw, 22 Billy Twelvetrees, 23 Ollie Thorley
Bristol: 15 Jason Woodward, 14 Ryan Edwards, 13 Jack Tovey, 12 Will Hurrell, 11 Jack Wallace, 10 Adrian Jarvis, 9 Rhodri Williams, 8 Jordan Crane (c), 7 Olly Robinson, 6 Mitch Eadie, 5 Mark Sorenson, 4 Jon Fisher, 3 Gaston Cortes, 2 Rob Hawkins, 1 Kyle Traynor
Replacements: 16 Marc Jones, 17 Ryan Bevington, 18 Jamal Ford-Robinson, 19 James Phillips, 20 Nick Fenton-Wells, 21 Will Cliff, 22 Billy Searle, 23 Luke Arscott

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