Stewart, van der Walt, Bitterhout, Meyer (x2), May
Nell (x2), May
Jenkins, Williams (L), Smith (x2), Morgan (x2) Humberston
Ezcurra, Brex (x2), Alvarez Fourcade, Paz
Ezcurra (x3), Guemes
Sam Showering, Iain Moody, Sailasa Vunivesilevu, Rhosri McAtee (capt), Charlie Norman, Lloyd Evans, Steph Reynolds, Ben Frankland, Callum Braley, Ed Tellwright, Josua Madigibuli, Joshua Fowles
Vodafone Blue Bulls: Waylon Murray, Ryan Neil (capt), Nardus van der Walt, Andre Warner, Clayton Stewart, Ganfried May, Niel Meyer, Heinrich Viljoen, Enver Brandt, Leroy Bitterhout, Carel Swart, Lood de Jager
Simon Humberston, Jevon Groves (capt), Johnny Lewis, Dafi Davies, Ben Roach, Garyn Smith, Thomas Williams, Owen Jenkins, Tomos Williams, Lloyd Williams, Luke Morgan, Harry Williams
Nicolas Mendez, Ignacio Brex, Francisco Merello, Santiago Alavarez Fourcade, Bautista Ezcurra, Segundo Taculet, Franco Sabato, Tobias Moyano (capt), Marcos Bollini, Bautista Guemes, Joaquin Paz, Rodrigo Etchart
Josua Madigibuli scores at Twickenham
Gloucester defeated in all three World Club 7s fixtures
16 August 2014, 12:42 pm ::
Match Report By Duncan Wood
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.
Many of the squad who triumphed at the Stoop last weekend were unavailable. With the first team in action and three key contributors from last week away with the England U18s, Coach Olly Morgan had to introduce a number of new faces.
And, as skillfully as those individuals performed, and there was no lack of commitment either, gelling as a team proved to be a tough ask against such quality opposition.
Gloucester Rugby 14-36 Vodacom Blue Bulls
Things started well for the Cherry and Whites with tries from Showering and Frankland, and they looked well set as half time approached with a 14-5 lead.
However, a van der Walt try changed the momentum on the stroke of half time and Gloucester struggled to get any ball at all in the second half. The Blue Bulls made the most of all the possession and ran in four further tries on their way to a 14-36 victory.
Gloucester Rugby 5-41 Cardiff Blues
Having defeated the same opponent in the Premiership Rugby 7s last weekend, Gloucester were blown away in a first half when they barely touched the ball.
Cardiff competed well and won possession at virtually every restart, putting them on the front foot for virtually the whole half. And they made the most of it, a couple of tired looking tackles helping the Welsh region open up a 31-0 lead at half time.
Despite making changes at half time, another score was leaked after the break although a rare break downfield saw Rhodri McAtee put Josua Madigibuli in for a try.
The final word went to the Blues though as Luke Morgan held off McAtee to score in the left hand corner and complete an impressive win.
Gloucester Rugby 10-33 Buenos Aires
The Argentinian side had already shown themselves to be a more than useful outfit in their opening two games, and again turned on the style against the Cherry and Whites.
Slick offloading out of the tackle, and superb support running meant that Gloucester simply couldn't slow down the South American side and, despite a couple of defiant scores, the result was never really in doubt after Buenos Aires took the lead.
Gloucester battled hard but, with the opposition full of confidence, it was simply a step too far as Buenos Aires clinched their third bonus point win of the day.