CAPTAIN Ted Hill was sent-off in the second-half as an ill-disciplined Worcester Warriors were beaten by rivals Gloucester Rugby at Sixways.

Hill saw red for a tip tackle on Lloyd Evans in the closing stages as Worcester failed to take any points from a league fixture for the first time this season.

Second-half tries from Ben Morgan, Jason Woodward and Chris Harris, as well as a near perfect day from the tee for Scotland's Adam Hastings, saw the Cherry and Whites secured their first win of the season.

Warriors came into the game on the back of two impressive performances to begin the 2021/22 campaign but were well below that standard on the day as their ill-discipline was punished by an efficient Gloucester side.

The result was made even worse for the hosts by the injury to fly-half Owen Williams, who limped off after appearing to pull his hamstring whilst kicking a penalty.

Warriors never really got themselves into the derby and the visitors took an early lead through Hastings' boot.

Hastings was enjoying himself from the tee and he kicked another three pointer to extend the lead.

Fly-half Williams kicked a penalty from 40 metres to finally get the home side on the board but straight from the kick-off, Hastings was gifted another shot at goal and made no mistake to slot it and make it 9-3.

It was a very scrappy affair and Hastings had time for one more penalty on the stroke of half-time to make it 12-3 at the break.

A stern team talk was needed and it got the desired response as Warriors' Williams slotted his second penalty of the day to reduce the deficit.

The Welsh fly-half had a chance to make it a three point game but, in the process of taking the kick, slipped and seemed to pull his hamstring.

Replacement Billy Searle took on the duties from the tee and made it 9-12 with 52 minutes on the clock.

But then came the turning point in the fixture.

Gloucester had penned their hosts into the corner and a series of penalties eventually saw Searle sent to the bin and that was shortly followed by the first try of the game from Ben Morgan.

He powered his way over from the back of a rolling maul and a fourth successful kick from Hastings saw the lead stretch to 10 points at 9-19.

Jamie Shillcock had the chance to bring the game back to one score but missed a relatively easy penalty, which was then compounded three minutes later as full-back Woodward crossed after a cleaver cross kick from Hastings.

Warriors refused to lie down despite the game slipping away from them and Kyle Hatherell, who came on in the second-half, bulldozed over the line for the hosts' first try.

With ten points in in it, Worcester were in with a shot of a losing bonus-point but with five minutes to go, Hill saw red.

Lloyd Evans went up to collect a high kick and as he landed, Warriors' captain tipped his man above the horizontal.

Referee Andrew Jackson checked with the TMO before giving Hill his marching orders.

there was time for Gloucester to add a third try as Hasting capped off his impressive game by sending a kick out to Chris Harris, who scooped up and scored.

Sione Vailanu crashed over the line for a debut try, but it was all too little, too late.