Harlequins ran out as winners at Kingsholm in a frustrating evening for Gloucester Rugby.
Gloucester Rugby were cheered on by the 1000 fans who were allowed in on a government trial but their voices of support weren’t enough to push the Cherry and Whites to a win.
Harlequins established a strong lead in the first half with Cadan Murley and Stephan Lewies both getting over the try line and Marcus Smith kicking three penalties from the tee.
Gloucester Rugby had a number of try scoring opportunities but failed to make them stick and left themselves with too much work to do in the second half.
Jake Polledri and Matias Alemanno, who was making his debut for the club, both scored in the after the break but it was too little too late for George Skivington’s side who looked the more attacking team throughout the whole game.
Harlequins' replacement scrum-half, Will Steele, got over for another try but it was Gloucester Rugby who were putting the pressure on in the final few minutes of the game.
Disappointingly, Gloucester Rugby will feel that game was one that got away as for the full 80 minutes they were the side playing the more positive rugby.
Highlight - Fans in the stadium!
Without a doubt, the highlight of the game was having 1000 Cherry and White supporters back at Kingsholm. They were loud, making their voices reverberate around the stadium and kept cheering Gloucester Rugby on right until the final whistle.
How it happened
Gloucester Rugby will hope to avenge this loss in the West Country derby when they travel down the M5 to the Rec to play Bath on September 22.