Gloucester Rugby continued their pre-season campaign with a 38-36 win against Ealing Trailfinders at Kingsholm on Saturday.
With a large squad, the Cherry and Whites were able to get some valuable competitive minutes into their legs ahead of the start of the Premiership season in two weeks’ time.
Gloucester Rugby were the dominant side in the first half and scored three tries through Kyle Moyle, Tom Seabrook and Jonny May.
Ealing were solid opposition for the whole 80 minutes and stayed in the game in the first half with two tries before really pushing on in the second half.
At the break, Gloucester Rugby made a few changes but were the first to pounce and scored a try thanks to a snipe from Ben Meehan at the base.
A penalty try and a score from Jake Morris gave the Cherry and Whites a bit of breathing space but Ealing stayed in the fight and came back into the game thanks to four second half tries.
With just two points in it at the end, Ealing were in possession but the Cherry and Whites’ defence held strong and in the end it was a good test for the home side late on in the game to hold out and secure the result.
Key moment – Billy Twelvetrees makes a break
In the first half, Billy Twelvetrees made a break and made a dash for the try line. With the Ealing defender hot on his heels, Billy quickly offloaded to Jonny May who was in space and was able to get over for the try.
Gloucester Rugby conclude their pre-season campaign next weekend as they hit the road to take on Coventry on Saturday 11 August.