Gloucester scored 4 tries in the first half securing the vital bonus point and take a 3 - 34 lead in to the interval. Mark Foster celebrated his signing of a new contract with two well taken tries and there was also a try each for Jake Boer and Marcel Garvey. Ludo Mercier also gave a faultless kicking performance with four conversions and two penalties in the first period
The second half saw Dean Ryan's men score a further 6 tries to out play the French team to score a comprehensive 3 - 74 victory. Toulon struggled to come to terms with the pace and power of the Gloucester men and this was clearly shown in the fifth minute of the second half. A catch and drive by the Gloucester pack resulted in Jake Boer going over again to score. Following a try by Peter Richards, Mike Tindall then went over to score his first try for Gloucester. This was converted by Duncan McRae who had replaced the impressive Mercier.
Gary Powell then got on to the score sheet with McRae again converting. James Forrester went over for the ninth try of the game and for the first time in the game, the conversion was missed. McRae was back on target to convert Pete Richards' second try of the game which proved to be the final score of the match in which 10 tries were scored by an impressive Gloucester side.
Try scorers: Foster (2), Boer (2), Garvey, Richards (2), Tindall, Powell, Forrester
A full match report will appear on the official website shortly.
Starting Team: Morgan, Garvey, Fanolua, Tindall, Foster, Mercier, Richards, Forrester, Boer, Balding, Brown, Pendlebury, Vickery (c), Davies, Collazo
Next weekend Gloucester will welcome RC Toulon back to Kingsholm and a repeat performance and similar outcome will see Gloucester top the table in pool 3 with a strong chance of a home quarter final match on Saturday 1st April. Tickets are available for next weekend's game, which will kick off at 15:00. To purchase your tickets please either click on the online ticket office or phone the club on 0871 871 87 81 (option 2). Alternatively the ticket office is open all week up to the game - Mon to Wed 9:00 to 17:00hrs, Thurs 9:00 to 18:30 hrs and Fri 9:00 to 15:30hrs.