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Gloucester Rugby put five tries past Newcastle Falcons to secure 35-24 bonus point win

Gloucester Rugby came alive in the second half and took the bonus point victory over Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm on Saturday, a result that sees the Cherry and Whites climb to 10th in the Gallagher Premiership.  

What happened?

Tries from Louis Rees-Zammit, Ruan Ackermann, Lloyd Evans and two Willi Heinz scores ensured victory over a competitive Newcastle side who went into half time 14 points ahead of Gloucester Rugby.

Newcastle scored three tries in the first half to establish a solid lead. No.8 Callum Chick went over for two with George McGuigan also scoring for the visitors. Fly-half Brett Connon was accurate from the boot and slotted all conversions giving the Falcons 21 points at the break.

Louis Rees-Zammit showed how threatening Gloucester Rugby can be in attack and scored an incredible try showing both speed and strength to get over the line after receiving the ball from a Mark Atkinson offload just inside the Falcons’ half.

Lloyd Evans curved the ball to perfection to slot the conversion ensuring the Cherry and Whites the seven point score.

In the second half Gloucester Rugby really hit their stride. Within a few minutes Stephen Varney made a break and managed to offload to Ruan Ackermann who went over to score.

Gloucester Rugby launched an attack from a scrum in their own 22 and Santiago Carreras made a break, passing to Louis Rees-Zammit who showed his pace before offloading to Willi Heinz who went over for his first. 

A later attack saw Evans get over the line before a final try was scored after Ruan Ackermann put the chip through and Heinz had the pace to collect the ball and get over the line for his second.

Key moment – Lloyd Evans gets over the line

On his return to the starting 15, Lloyd Evans had an incredible game and scored a try after he seemed to just slip through the Newcastle defence to get over. Converting his own score, and every other kick he took at goal, Evans had a strong performance and everyone will hope that the injury which brought him off the pitch isn’t too serious.   

What’s next?
Gloucester Rugby are back in action on May 8th when the Cherry and Whites travel away to Northampton Saints after a rest week.

George Skivington's reaction

Louis rees-Zammit's reaction

Match statsTeam lineups
Gloucester Rugby
79' B. Twelvetrees
78' W. Heinz
68' L. Evans
66' L. Evans
52' L. Evans
51' W. Heinz
44' L. Evans
44' R. Ackermann
10' L. Evans
9' L. Rees-Zammit
Newcastle Falcons
59' B. Connon
19' B. Connon
18' C. Chick
14' B. Connon
13' G. McGuigan
6' B. Connon
5' C. Chick