Irish lacked the finishing touch, and Powell was superb to disrupt their ball, Irish almost countered, but Fanolua was onto everything and even though he knocked on, it wasted valuable time as Irish put-in inside their own half.
(17 mins of injury time)
Irish broke with Staniforth, who had Reid, the number eight, in support, and Gloucester were judged to have knocked on as the ball went into contact and the home side had the scrum 12 metres into the Gloucester half, with Everitt lining up the drop goal.
(19 minutes of injury time)
But from the set-piece Irish had a freekick and ran it, Everitt sat back in the pocket and his drop goal went wide.
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