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Lucky 13 for Gloucester as they see off Worcester in Challenge Cup

Gloucester set a record 13th consecutive Challenge Cup victory with a 27-13 triumph over Worcester at Kingsholm.

Scotland scrum-half Greig Laidlaw snaffled 22 points including a try, with former Worcester flanker Matt Kvesic the other Cherry and Whites star to cross the whitewash.

Ben Howard claimed Worcester's solitary try, but reigning Challenge Cup champions Gloucester remain in control in Pool Four, with four successive victories.

Demetri Catrakilis converted Paul Willemse's overtime try to rob Cardiff Blues of a memorable win in Montpellier in Pool Three meanwhile.

Cardiff led 22-16 as the game edged into its final play, but the Welsh region could not hold out, Willemse stealing home and Catrakilis completing the smash-and-grab raid.

Alex Cuthbert's try and three penalties and a conversion from Rhys Patchell put Cardiff 16-6 to the good, with Catrakilis on target with two penalties of his own.

Julien Malzieu's converted try put Montpellier back in contention, before Jarrod Evans' two penalties stretched Cardiff's lead to five points heading into the dying exchanges.


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