Gloucester Rugby's Jonny May, Louis Rees-Zammit, Chris Harris and Stephen Varney were all in action over the weekend, as both England and Wales were victorious in round two of the Six Nations Championship.
England vs Italy
The Cherry and Whites were well represented in the opening fixture of the international weekend with Jonny May starting on the wing for England and Stephen Varney starting at scrum half for Italy.
The Italians put up a strong performance and at the start were the more attacking team as Varney looked to play the game at a high tempo.
Monty Ioane got over the line in the opening five minutes, giving Italy an early lead. However, England were quick to bounce back and scored through Jonny Hill and Anthony Watson after some good attack on the Twickenham turf.
Just before half time, Jonny May scored a wonder try, diving over the line to touch down having leaped and flown in the air beating the last defender.
After the break, England scored further tries through a Watson second, Elliot Daly and Jack Willis with Italy’s Tommaso Allan also scoring to make the final score 41-18.
Wales vs Scotland
With Louis Rees-Zammit starting for Wales and Chris Harris starting for Scotland, Gloucester Rugby had a good representation in the second game of the weekend.
Rees-Zammit delivered a MOTM performance in Wales’ narrow 25-24 victory at Murrayfield, scoring two tries and setting up a further score when Liam Williams went over.
Tries from Darcy Graham and Stuart Hogg gave the Scots a 17-8 half-time lead but a Zander Fagerson red card in the first half seemed to cost them as the Welsh got themselves back into the game after the break.
Hogg got over the line again for Scotland but a Wyn Jones try for Wales was enough for the visitors to take the close victory.
Chris Harris put in another top performance in the 13 shirt for Scotland and made a number of line breaks in attack and was key to shutting down a number of Wales threats.
This weekend is a rest week for the Six Nations with the competition resuming on February 27th with Italy vs Ireland and Wales vs England with France vs Scotland on the 28th.