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Gloucester Rugby slip to 36-20 defeat against Saracens 

Gloucester Rugby slip to 36-20 defeat against Saracens 

Gloucester Rugby endured a tough evening at Allianz Park where in an error strewn contest.

What happened

Despite being in the game at half time, Saracens pulled away after the break leaving Gloucester Rugby with too much to do to catch up.

Stephen Varney was the first to score and the Cherry and Whites made a promising start, going into the break just four points behind Saracens at 14-10 still very much in contention.

However, Saracens came out in the second half and scored four tries, putting themselves too far ahead for George Skivington’s to catch up.

Henry Walker got Gloucester Rugby on the scoreboard and Louis Rees-Zammit gave the Cherry and Whites something to smile about with a try at the death but ultimately this will be a game to learn from for Skivington and his team.

Varney scores again!

Stephen Varney extended his try scoring run to three in the same number of games. The Italian U20 international has impressed since the Premiership’s return from lockdown and made the most of his opportunity to start against Saracens.

The scrum-half’s try was the product of a well oiled piece of teamwork. Mark Atkinson broke through the line and had the support of Henry Trinder and Varney who was able to dot down for the Cherry and Whites’ first try.

How it happened 

See how the game at Allianz Park unfolded in our play by play commentary.

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What’s next

It’s a short turnaround for Gloucester Rugby who are back in action in just four days when they host Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm on Sunday.

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