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Gloucester reach cup final


Charlie Sharples

Charlie Sharples

Charlie Sharples

Wing Charlie Sharples scored four tries as Gloucester thrashed Newport Gwent Dragons 45-17 to reach next week's LV= Cup final at Northampton.

The Cherry and Whites went over for seven tries to set up a showdown with Newcastle at Franklin's Gardens with a place in next season's Heineken Cup at stake.

It will be the third LV= Cup final in succession for Gloucester, who lost to Northampton 12 months ago and suffered a 50-12 hammering by Cardiff Blues in 2009.