29-24

Commentary

  • FT

    Frustration at the final whistle there for Saints but a determined showing from Saints there at the end. Ultimately it was small errors that cost the Saints today as they added up to stack the game in the home side's favour so see the Saints lose their first in five outings.

  • FT

  • 80

    Gibson gets up for the lineout but Saints are penalised at the maul and Burns sends the ball into the stands to end the game.

  • 80

    Penalty Saints at the breakdown again and under the new laws Myler sends the ball into corner again. Lineout Saints on Gloucester's ten metre line.

  • 80

    Saints are attacking hard again and make it into the Gloucester 22 as the clock runs down.

  • 79

    Eventually Saints earn a penalty at the breakdown though and Myler sends it to touch. Saints have the lineout just outside Gloucester's 22.

  • 79

    Gloucester slow the pace of the game and we're stick just inside Saints' half with some slow phase play.

  • 78

    Gloucester come quickly off the lineout and work their way up towards Saints' 22 but the BG&G defence holds on and forces the knock on. Reinach chips through and chases himself but is just beaten in the foot race.

  • 76

    We re-set the scrum after a failed first attempt but this time Barnes awards Gloucester a penalty and Twelvetrees sends it into touch. Lineout Gloucester just inside Saints' half.

  • 75

    Gloucester bring on Jake Polledri, Freddie Clarke and Billy Burns to replace Thrush, Rowan and Williams.

  • 75

    Saints earn the put in at the scrum just outside Gloucester's 22.

  • 74

    Foden collects the drop and Saints are attacking again here.

  • 74

    Beautiful hands from Tuala find North out wide but Saints knock on just after and Gloucester play. They eventually kick through and Tuala returns, his kick is a little too long though and we have a 22 drop for Gloucester.

  • 72

    Saints look to come off the lineout quickly but a huge hit from Gloucester slows play. Saints are still pushing though and making progress back up the pitch.

  • 71

    Gloucester get the lineout away cleanly but are slow off the mark at the breakdown. Heinz eventually clears and Saints have the lineout just inside Gloucester's half.

  • 70

    Lawes works hard from the restart before Myler sends a brilliant kick to touch through. Lineout Gloucester but right back in their own 22.

  • 70

    Myler...

    ... splits the uprights with the conversion to put Saints right back in it!

    29 - 24
  • 69

    TRYYYY MIKEY!!

    Last season's top try-scorer gets over for another score this season after some strong work from the forwards!

    29 - 22
  • 68

    Saints maul from the lineout and are getting very close...

  • 68

    Penalty Saints at the lineout as Gloucester touch the jumper in the air. Myler again sends it to touch for another lineout this one just metres out.

  • 67

    Patience from Saints gets them close to Gloucester's 22 before Myler sends a chip through. Trinder is there though and Gloucester run it back at Saints. They bring it wide but Halaifonua knocks on and Saints collect and play on for a time before Barnes awards Saints a penalty. Myler sends it into touch. Lineout Saints in Gloucester's 22.

  • 65

    Api Ratuniyarawa also enters the fray for Saints with Michael Paterson taking his leave.

  • 65

    Gloucester clear the restart and Saints have the lineout just inside the home side's half.

  • 64

    Gloucester change their entire front row while Mikey Haywood, Jamal Ford-Robinson and Ben Foden replace Dylan Harley, Kieran Brookes and Tom Collins for Saints.

  • 64

    Williams...

    ... sends the conversion through the posts.

    29 - 17
  • 63

    Try Gloucester

    Heinz breaks away off the back of the scrum and wins the foot race to the line too for another score for the home side.

    27 - 17
  • 61

    Saints get the turn over though and Reinach sends a long kick upfield. It's too long though and we come all the way back for a scrum inside Saints' half.

  • 60

    Gloucester are attacking once again from the restart and make it into Saints' half after a few minutes of trying.

  • 60

    Sam Dickinson makes way for Lawes and Francis departs as Stephen Myler enters the field for Saints.

  • 59

    Williams...

    ... adds the simple extras too.

    22 - 17
  • 58

    Try Gloucester

    A gap opens up and Billy Twelvetrees crosses for the home side's bonus point score.

    20 - 17
  • 58

    Gloucester get up and manage to collect the restart before pushing hard in Saints' 22...

  • 57

    Mallinder...

    ... makes sure this time with the kick though and Saints are back in front!

    15 - 17
  • 56

    Saints get the lineout away and then earn a penalty at the breakdown just after. Mallinder points to the sticks once again.

  • 55

    But Gloucester slow proceedings and eventually turn the ball over before clearing down field. Lineout Saints just inside Gloucester's half.

  • 54

    Saints are pushing hard here and slowly making their way closer to the try line...

  • 54

    Aerial tennis ensues after the 22 drop and eventually Gloucester call for the mark. Williams' kick is charged down though and Saints have the lineout well inside Gloucester's 22.

  • 52

    Mallinder...

    ... sends the kick just shy of the mark though.

    15 - 14
  • 51

    Gloucester go wide off the scrum and chip through but Tuala is there. Reinach breaks before offloading to Gibson and Saints back in the Gloucester 22 but we come back for a penalty advantage we were playing and Mallinder points for the posts.

  • 49

    Gloucester look to attack from the restart but the ball is loose and Saints scoop it up. They knock on just afterwards though and we have a Gloucester scrum inside their own 22.

  • 49

    Williams...

    ... sends the conversion wide once again though.

    15 - 14
  • 48

    Try Gloucester

    The forwards work hard before a cross field to Jason Woodward goes over. Collins gets up but the fullback secures the ball and falls over the line to score.

    15 - 14
  • 47

    Harrison comes barrelling off the lineout and barged his way up to the 22 before Reinach boxes. Saints chase but Gloucester just get there. They chip through and collect themselves and are back in an attacking position again just metres from Saints line.

  • 45

    Gloucester go for the maul off the lineout but Saints push them into touch and we have a Saints lineout in the same position now.

  • 45

    Gloucester immediately earn a penalty though and send it to the corner. Lineout Gloucester in Saints' 22.

  • 44

    Mallinder...

    ... adds the extras to his own score as well to see Saints go four ahead.

    10 - 14
  • 43

    TRYYYYYY MALLINDER!!

    Brilliant work from Tuala to draw the man and give Mallinder a clear run in for Saints' second!

    10 - 12
  • 43

    The lineout goes long though and though Gloucester clear the immediate danger, Saints are in possession immediately and Tuala splits Gloucester's line before offloading to Mallinder...

  • 42

    Williams sends a high ball up and the wind keeps is lagging in the air long enough for Trinder to get there before Tuala. But Gibson works hard at the breakdown and Saints earn the penalty there. Mallinder sends it to touch. Lineout Saints just outside Gloucester's half.

  • 40

    Reinach boxes the restart but Gloucester are there to collect. Huge hits flying in from Saints though and they hold them on halfway.

  • 👟💥🏉#️⃣2️⃣

    WE'RE BACK UNDERWAY!!

    Williams gets us going again here at Kingsholm.

  • HT

  • 40

    Williams...

    ... sends the conversion wide though and we enter half time with three points in it.

    10 - 7
  • 39

    Try Gloucester

    Their patience eventually pays off and Trinder crosses the whitewash outside for his second of the match.

    10 - 7
  • 38

    Gloucester go for the maul again but make little ground before Heinz decides to get the ball out. The scrum half goes himself and gets Gloucester close to the line where they set up some patient phase play...

  • 37

    Gloucester come quickly off the lineout but Saints are penalised for a high tackle from Francis and the home side go for the corner. Lineout Gloucester in Saints' 22.

  • 36

    Saints work hard and Reinach looks to clear but his kick goes straight out and Gloucester have the lineout inside Saints' half.

  • 36

    Gloucester knick the lineout but Saints pressure them well in defence and Heinz is forced to box.

  • 35

    Gloucester clear the danger but Saints have the throw at the lineout just outside the home 22.

  • 34

    Saints come off the lineout well before Reinach sends the ball high. Halaifonua is there but mistakes from Gloucester see them pushed right back to the ten metre line. Williams goes for the clear but North is there. Saints attack through Tuala and Collins before Mallinder sends a grubber through to touch. Lineout Gloucester but well in their own 22.

  • 32

    Penalty Saints at the scrum and Mallinder sends the ball ling into touch. Lineout Saints just inside their own half.

  • 31

    Gloucester go for the maul but Saints win the ball back and have the put in at the scrum.

  • 31

    Gloucester are awarded a penalty after Gibson is penalised for touching a Gloucester player in the air and they send it into the corner.

  • 31

    Over-throw by Gloucester at the lineout and Saints have the ball. But a missed pass from the away side sees Gloucester back in attack. They chip through but Collins is there and he calls for the mark before clearing back upfield. Lineout Gloucester just inside Saints' half.

  • 30

    Saints maul again button't get far before the ball comes out. They work the phases up to the line but eventually Gloucester earn a penalty at the breakdown and Williams clears into touch. Lineout Gloucester just inside their own half.

  • 28

    Saints maul it up from the lineout before coming wide after the secure an advantage. Francis chips through but Burrell doesn't get there. We come back for the penalty. Mallinder sends it into touch.

  • 27

    Gloucester clear but the kick goes straight out and we come all the way back for a Saints lineout just inside Glocuester's 22.

  • 26

    After a long time on the floor Thursh rises and will play on. We restart with a Gloucester scrum.

  • 25

    Williams sends the ball straight at North and Francis then sends it high. Reinach challenges but Gloucester have the ball. But we pause play for an injury to Gloucester's Jeremy Thrush.

  • 25

    Mallinder...

    ... sends the kick wide of the mark though and we have a 22 drop for Gloucester.

    5 - 7
  • 24

    Gloucester take their lineout well but Saints are soon back in possession as they clear and the men in black, green and gold run it back at them. Handling errors for the Saints see us set for a Gloucester scrum but the away side earn themselves a penalty there and Mallinder points to the posts...

  • 21

    Saints take the lineout cleanly and whip it right. Reinach sends a box up for North to chase but the ball just finds touch. Lineout Gloucester in their own 22.

  • 21

    Gloucester push themselves into Saints half once again but another handling error sees Saints back in attack. Francis notices some space in behind and sends a high ball up. Will Heinz is there though and clears. Lineout Saints on halfway.

  • 20

    Mallinder...

    ... converts the score too!

    5 - 7
  • 20

    TRYYYYYY GIBBO!!

    Burrell darts through a gap in Gloucester's line before offloading to Ahsee Tuala who finds Gibson out wide. Beautiful score from the Saints!!

    5 - 5
  • 19

    Gloucester earn a free kick at the scrum and send it into touch but Saints soon run it back at them and another beautiful pass from Francis finds Burrell in space...

  • 15

    Gloucester get close to another score, the forwards barging them metres from the try line but Saints work hard and turn the ball over. Piers Francis puts Jamie Gibson in space before the flanker offloads to Cobus Reinach. The scrum-half darts up the right wing with North in pursuit, puts a grubber through for the winger to chase but North can't quite get there. Scrum Gloucester on the ten metre line instead. What a try that would have been!!

  • 12

    We set inside Gloucester's half the and Saints look to attack with the backs but Barnes deems the ball to have gone forwards and we set for another scrum, Gloucester with the put in this time.

  • 11

    Gloucester look to attack again immediately but handling errors from them sees Saints with the put in at the scrum.

  • 10

    Williams...

    ... sends the conversion wide though.

    5 - 0
  • 10

    Try Gloucester

    Henry Trinder gets over for the home side after a fluid move up the left. The centre twists out of Mallinder's hand to get over for the first score of the game.

    5 - 0
  • 9

    We set and then we re-set the scrum as referee Wayne Barnes isn't happy. Saints get a shove on but Gloucester make sure it's coming out quickly. They go wide left and are coming forwards quickly...

  • 8

    Toing and froing with a bit of aerial tennis ends in a knock on from Saints and we set for our first scrum of the game.

  • 5

    Saints hold another Gloucester attack off and manage to earn a penalty of their own. Mallinder sends it into touch for a lineout inside Gloucester's half.

  • 2

    Williams...

    ... sends his kick wide of the mark though and Saints have the 22 drop.

  • 2

    Gloucester get an early penalty and Owen Williams points straight for the sticks...

  • 👟💥🏉

    HERE WE GO!!

    Gloucester v Saints is on!