Worcester Warriors v Gloucester Rugby - In Pictures
10 May 2014 18:30
By Tom Burrows
Gloucester scored four tries at Sixways but it was a 78th minute penalty from ex-fly half Ryan Lamb that secured a last day defeat to Worcester Warriors in Round 22
Jonny May crossed for a sublime first half try and Gloucester added two more through Shane Monahan and Ben Morgan before the break. But a mixture of poor discipline and mixed decision-making let the already relegated hosts back into the game.
A late Ryan Lamb penalty won the game for the hosts with Freddie Burns' last gasp penalty drifting agonisingly wide on the fly-half's last appearance in Cherry and White.
To view a selection of images from the game, start the slideshow above.
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Defence Coach Jonny Bell was on media duties ahead of the Aviva Premiership fixture at Sale Sharks on Friday evening, and spoke about where Gloucester find themselves in terms of their form at the moment as well as how he's viewing their defensive displays so far.
Callum Braley, who skippered Gloucester United to a 22-19 Aviva Premiership A League win over Saracens Storm on Monday evening, paid tribute to his forwards and the younger players in what he described as not the prettiest of wins.
A desperately disappointing afternoon for Gloucester who, despite dominating possession and territory, were guilty of failing to make the most of it against a resolute Newcastle defence before the visitors pounced to snatch the win in the second half.
Mariano Galarza and Ross Moriarty are both back from injury as Gloucester entertain the Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm in the Aviva Premiership (Saturday, kick off 3pm). Willi Heinz will skipper the side from scrum-half.