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Gloucester v Warriors
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- IT'S derby night at Kingsholm and Warriors will be desperate to end their four-game Aviva Premiership losing streak at the home of their nearest rivals.
- Worcester lost 27-18 at home to Northampton Saints last time out, while Gloucester suffered a narrow 33-29 defeat at Wasps, so both teams will be eager to bounce back tonight (7.45pm).
Jonny May would probably have scored without the trip, but it is so harsh on Warriors that late in the game.
Gutted for Warriors....
Rob Cook adds the conversion.
Gloucester 29-23 Warriors
PENALTY TRY GLOUCESTER.
RED CARD FOR CLAASSENS!
Looks like there might have been trip by Errie Claassens on Jonny May in the build up to the final play....
Glaws knock-on and that's full time, but Rose has gone to the TMO fior something?
Glaws having to go from deep.
Clock stopped while Jake Abbott gets treatment. Betty back on (blood).
38 seconds to go!
Tense moments at Kingsholm!
Warriors looking to play territory, Danny gray finds a good touch on the Gloucester 22. Four minutes to go...
Danny Gray stokes the ball home!
Gloucester 22-23 Warriors
Seven minutes to go and Warriors win a penalty on the Gloucester 22! Great break from Chris Pennell to take Warriors into range.
Cook completes the formalities.
Gloucester 22-20 Warriors
Blair Cowan hit for not rolling away right in front of the posts as Glouceste rpile on the pressure. Hosts should re-take the lead with 10 mins to go.
Line-out to Gloucester on the Warriors 22...
The game is really opening up now, good attacking threat posed by Drauniniu and Lemi.
Goodey has picked up a knock and is replaced by Danny Gray; Lutui on for Shervington too, as well as Drauniniu for Matavesi.
Andy Goode adds the extras and Warriors are ahead!
Gloucester 19-20 Warriors
Wow! Out of nowhere, Alex Grove scores for Warriors! Gloucester looked to take a quick drop-out, but the centre picks off a loose pass and gallops over.
On the angle, from the 10m line, Goode misses the targte. Warriors could have been level by now.
Warriors go from deep with Lemi chipping ahead and getting back to tackle Sharples, before Gloucester go in at the side. Goode going for goal this time.
Should have been three points back for Worcester, but Goode decided to chip for the corner and the chance was wasted. Poor decision-making from the veteran 10 there.
Euan Murray wins the plaudits for a big scrum as Warriors force a penalty. Goode kicks to touch inside the Gloucester 22.
Josh Drauniniu being prepared to come on for Warriors.
Warriors knock-on at the tail, but Gloucester are hit for early engagement at the scrum.
Poor decision by Charlie Sharples as he catches Errie Claassens' punt in the 22, runs out of it, then slices into touch on the full.
Fine kick by Goodey, sails through the posts.
Gloucester 19-13 Warriors
Rose gives one back to Warriors as he penalises Gloucester for not rolling away as Matt Mullan rumbled up to near the 10m line.
Ryan Mills lands the penalty to punish Warriors.
Gloucester 19-10 Warriors
Really harsh call that. Jonny Arr caught Ryan Mills as the fly-half cleared, but there seemed to be nothing in it. The TMO disagreed and Gloucester have a penalty from where the ball was kicked (Warriors' 10m line) insitead of a line-out to the visitors near the 22.
Cook accepts the gift.
Gloucester 16-10 Warriors
From the re-start, Warriors look to keep it tight, but are guilty of holding on. Poor start that.
Ryan Mills gets the game back under way.
Warriors back out for the second-half and here come Gloucester. Huge 40 minutes in Worcester's season coming up.
@tomguestWN hopefully we won't concede 20 odd points 2nd half like we seem to do lately— @MaxKelsey23 22 February 2013
@tomguestWN What was that try celebration all about!#thisisnotstrictlycomedancing— @MarleyLow 22 February 2013
Warriors have battled hard to stay in the game and Gloucester have had the better chances.
However, Josh Matavesi's oportunistic try gave the visitors an unlikely lead, but it was short-lived as Henry Trinder struck back a minute later.
Pennell lines up a long-range shot at goal with the penalty he won with his tackle, but the effort falls just short.
A frantic finale as Sione Kalamafoni makes a break through the middle for Gloucester, who have numbers out wide, but a great tackle from Chris Pennell wins a penalty for holding on.
Gloucester hit straight back to kill Warriors' momentum. Running from deep, the dangerous Jonny May makes a scorching break before linking with Henry Trinder, who bursts over by the posts. Cook adds the conversion.
Gloucester 13-10 Warriors
Goode adds the extras and with three minutes to go until half-time, it is...
Gloucester 6-10 Warriors
All is forgiven! Josh Matavesi throws a huge dummy and coasts through the Gloucester line to dot down under the posts!
Goode's grubber is hurredly cleared by Rob Cook and Warriors have their first attacking platform of the game. Line-out around 30m out.
TMO had a look at a possible late tackle by Matavesi on Cook as the full-back cleared, but nothing doing.
Warriors scrum retreats at a rate of knotts but win the penalty for Gloucester wheeling the scrum.
Matavesi joins in the scrum to make up the numbers. Not at tighthead though, as suggested by one of my colleagues.
Warriors opt for the scrum.....
Massive let-off for Warriors as Dan Robson knocks-on with Gloucester a matter of inches from the try line.
Gloucester put the ball in the corner again....
Warriors are penalised again as they try and halt Gloucester's driving line-out with a man light.
Gloucester starting to cut loose now and Warriors are struggling to hold on. Not helping themselves with some poor errors either.
Sam Betty sin-binned for one of his typically wreckless shoulder charges.
Mills goes to the corner this time.
Another stupid one from Matavesi, who needlessly enters a ruck from the side. Gloucester play on, but kick the ball away, yet Rose plays a generous advantage and they still win the penalty.
Very poor strike from Cook, the ball sails well wide.
Gloucester 6-3 Warriors
Warriors are hit for off-side in mid-field and referee David Rose decides to wanr captain James Percival about the number of penalties his side are conceding.
Warriors concede their fifth penalty and we're only 18 minutes in. Matavesi with a dumb off-side that time.
Goode strokes the ball home.
Gloucester 6-3 Warriors
Warriors come back at Gloucester a little and win a kickable penalty inside the 10m line. Worcester certainly looking to run the ball whenever possible.
Jonny May nearly gets on the end of Ryan Mills' grubber kick, but the ball just goes dead.
Warriors absolutely demolished at the game's first scrum. Penalty to Gloucester.
No problem for Cook from bang in front of the posts.
Gloucester 6-0 Warriors
Cook now makes a good break down the right and Gloucester win a second penalty in quick succession as Warriors are off-side.
Despite his unorthodox set-up, Cook strikes it well and opens the scoring.
Gloucester 3-0 Warriors
Good passage of play from Warriors, but they can't break through and knock-on. Gloucester then win a penalty for not rolling away and Rob Cook is having a go at the posts.
Hits the crossbar!
Gloucester hit for not rolling away just inside their own half and Andy Goode is having a shot at goal.
Spotted Tindall injured in warm up, out of game v @WorcsWarriors— @braddersatbbc 22 February 2013
Warriors get the game under way and are penalised at the breakdown.
BREAKING NEWS: Mike Tindall injured in the warm-up and is replaced by Tim Molenaar, Shane Monahan onto the bench.
Kick-off minutes away and Kingsholm is looking pretty much full up, should be a great atmosphere.
Pitch is looking in decent condition here at Kingsholm: http://t.co/ThtU3Svgof— @tomguestWN 22 February 2013
Worcester News reporter Neil Watts....
@tomguestWN Watch out for a Warriors fan that looks like Mike Gatting tonight. Dodgy geezer (he's my dad).— @neilJwatts 22 February 2013
@tomguestWN I am right behind above the Worcester boys tonight and think we will get thrashed 32 - 13— @geoffthepigeon 22 February 2013
On the press bench with 10 minutes to kick-off, definitely pretty chilly already...
@tomguestWN 30-15 Glos— @the_Verralls 22 February 2013
@tomguestWN any type of win will do me tbh— @MikeJ_A 22 February 2013
And Gloucester's finest @NickPurewal is going for G 27-12 W.— @tomguestWN 22 February 2013
Tonight's press room predictions: @briandick G 27-18 W; @benmottram77 G 16-23 W; @tomguestWN G 22-23 W.— @tomguestWN 22 February 2013
Here's the two line-ups:
Warriors: Claassens; Pennell, Grove, Matavesi, Lemi; Goode, Arr; Mullan, Shervington, Murray, Percival, Schofield, Betty, Kvesic, Cowan.
Replacements: Lutui, Ceri Jones, Andress, Gillies, Abbott, Hodgson, Gray, Drauniniu.
Gloucester: Cook; Sharples, Trinder, Tindall, May; Mills, Robson; Murphy, Dawidiuk, Harden, Lokotui, James, Savage, Qera, Kalamafoni.
Replacements: Edmonds, Wood, Chistolini, Buxton, Hazell, Lewis, Molenaar, Thomas.
Kick-off is just under half-an-hour away, so here's a couple of articles to keep you busy until then.
Joe Carlisle's move to Wasps was finally rubber-stamped today and you can read his thoughts on his time at Warriors and his future hopes here.
Blair Cowan will make his first league start of the season, too.
Been having a few connection errors here at Kingsholm, but the wifi seems to have kicked back into life now, so hopefully we'll be ok for the game!
Should be an exciting game tonight, but it is going to be a chilly one out there!
Warriors have made a late change to the side they announced yesterday, with Josh Drauniniu making a recovery from a shoulder injury to replace Jon Clarke on the replacements bench.