Late win for Gloucester, Tigers beat Newcastle

Late win for Gloucester, Tigers beat Newcastle

There was a dramatic win for Gloucester at Bath while Leicester were too strong for Newcastle in the two Premiership games on Sunday.

Bath 21-22 Gloucester

Ed Slater’s late try, converted by Owen Williams, helped Gloucester defeat local rivals Bath 22-21 at the Recreation Ground on Sunday.

Willi Heinz grabbed a brace for the Cherry and Whites while Semesa Rokoduguni also scored two for Bath before Slater’s late crossing handed Gloucester their fourth victory of the Premiership season and Bath a third loss.

A close-fought opening half saw Bath go in 8-5 to the good, this after they went behind as early as the fifth minute against their visitors.

Gloucester hit the ground running with a scintillating try set up by Henry Trinder seeing Heinz dummy before diving over for a 5-0 buffer.

But Bath responded in the 14th minute when a Jonathan Joseph run led to Anthony Watson finding Rokoduguni who levelled the contest.

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