Gloucester United got off to a flying start with an early try in this evening's Aviva Premiership A League fixture at Worcester Cavaliers, but it was downhill from there as the home side dominated in a 34-17 win.
Having trailed 6-17 at half time, Gloucester Rugby produced a sensational second half comeback to outduel the Sale Sharks and clinch their first Aviva Premiership victory of the season by 34 points to 27.
Sale Sharks are the visitors to Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon (kick off 3pm), and Gloucester Rugby have named an unchanged side as they seek to secure their first win of the Aviva Premiership season.
Gloucester United were pipped at the post in their attempt to get their Aviva Premiership A League campaign off to a winning start, Harry Mallinder's penalty with the last kick of the game securing a 29-30 win for Northampton Wanderers.
It was a tough day at the office for Gloucester Rugby at Franklin's Gardens on Friday evening, as they ran into a powerful Northampton Saints side on top of their game, George North's hat-trick the highlight of a 53-6 home win.
Gloucester Rugby got their pre season campaign off and running with an impressive victory over Yorkshire Carnegie at Kingsholm. There was a pair of tries apiece for summer acquisitions Steve McColl. Henry Purdy and James Hook.
A week after the champagne soaked celebrations that followed the Premiership Rugby 7s triumph, a much changed Gloucester squad lost all three of its games in the World Club 7s at Twickenham on Saturday.