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Worcester edge out Gloucester

Worcester took another giant stride away from the Aviva Premiership relegation zone after former England fly-half Andy Goode guided them to a 21-15 victory over Gloucester at Sixways.

Substitute Goode's appearance for the second half heralded a stirring Warriors fightback after they trailed 10-6 at half-time.

Goode, though, wiped out that deficit within six minutes of arriving off the bench when he converted his own try to follow a couple of earlier Joe Carlisle penalties. He then added a penalty of his own before ex-Gloucester wing Marcel Garvey sprinted 80 metres for a clinching touchdown after the Warriors soaked up sustained pressure.

Gloucester, who saw full-back Olly Morgan carried off injured early in the second half, claimed a 25th-minute try through wing Charlie Sharples, while fly-half Freddie Burns added a conversion and penalty.

But they were ultimately undone by Worcester's ferocious commitment, especially in defence, despite Jonny May's consolation touchdown that secured a losing bonus point.


From Belfast Telegraph