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Gloucester Rugby denied by Wasps at Kingsholm

(c) Martin Bennett / Gloucester Rugby 

Gloucester Rugby slipped to a 27-21 defeat at Kingsholm against Wasps in the Gallagher Premiership.

What happened?

It went down to the final minute. Gloucester Rugby had the lineout 5m from the Wasps line and after multiple penalties, the visitors were able to steal the ball at the lineout to end the game.

Gloucester Rugby had been ahead, taking a narrow 6-0 lead at the break after a cagey opening 40 minutes.

Adam Hastings nailed two penalties and the Cherry and Whites looked strong but Wasps had two first half tries chalked off and came out in the second half ready to kick on.

Jacob Umaga, Gabriel Oghre both got over for scores before Kyle Moyle chipped the ball and collected to go over for our first try.

Adam Hastings slotted a penalty to make the scores even at 14-14.

Wasps then hit back through Charlie Atkinson and Gopperth’s conversion gave them a seven point lead meaning Gloucester Rugby were forced to turn to their favourite weapon, the driving maul.

The forwards drove over and referee Matthew Carley had no other option but to give the penalty try making the scores level at 21-21.

The grand stand final was set up.

Dan Robson nailed a sweet drop goal to give Wasps a narrow lead and another penalty from Jimmy Gopperth furthered their lead.

Gloucester Rugby fought back to within 5m of the Wasps line and despite the cries of support from the stands, were unable to drive over. Wasps stole the ball and ended the game.

Key moment – Kyle Moyle's try

Gloucester Rugby was in need of a big moment to lift the attack and Kyle Moyle provided this spark to set the Cherry and Whites on track. The fullback chipped the ball and showed speed and skill to collect the ball and go over the score. 

What’s next?

Gloucester Rugby travel to Newport to take on the Dragons in the Challenge Cup next Saturday.

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