Gloucester Rugby had four players on international duty over the weekend with Chris Harris, Louis Rees-Zammit, Stephen Varney and Kirill Gotovtsev all representing their countries.
Louis Rees-Zammit was on the losing side as Ireland defeated Wales 29-7. The Gloucester Rugby winger had a quiet game but made a good impact in attack where he made six runs in attack and a good line break through the Irish defence.
Chris Harris helped Scotland to their 20-17 victory over England at Murrayfield as they retain the Calcutta Cup. The centre played a key role in closing England’s attack and was a key contributor to the result.
Stephen Varney started at scrumhalf as Italy fell to a 37-10 loss to France. The Cherry and White player proved once again that he is capable of playing at international level but will hope that his team’s results can turn around during the tournament.
Kirill Gotovtsev captained Russia as they were beaten 34-25 by Romania in Round 1 of the Rugby Europe Championship. Russia put out a side with seven debutants and mounted a second half comeback but it was not enough.