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  1. Gloucester - Tries: Hibbard, Atkinson, Scott, Sharples, Purdy; Cons: Hook 3; Pen: Hook
  2. Wasps - Tries: Young 2; Con: Gopperth Pens: Gopperth 2
  3. Gloucester get first Premiership home win this term
  4. Wasps miss chance to go top

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By Louise Gwilliam

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Kings at holm

So after a torrid start to the season at home, Gloucester have finally given their fans something to cheer about.

But that's it from me this evening, give yourselves 12 or so hours off and I'll see you back here tomorrow.


Gloucester with first home league win to deny Wasps top spot

FT: Gloucester 36-18 Wasps

Well, that happened.

Gloucester, without a win at home in the Premiership this season, end up running away with a stunning bonus-point win over high-flying Wasps.

James Hook of Gloucester Rugby (L) and Dan Robson of Wasps in action

Gloucester 36-18 Wasps

Wasps miss the chance to go top of the Premiership as Gloucester get their first home league win of the season.

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More to come...

Well, that is now four down in the Premiership this weekend. 

There are just two English top-flight matches to come tomorrow. 

Action on Sunday starts with Saracens' trip to Sale Sharks in the north west at 13:00 GMT.

LeicesterTigers then hosts Harlequins in the mid-afternoon kick-off from 15:15 GMT.

Of course, you can follow all the live text and online radio commentaries here from 12:30 GMT tomorrow.


Gloucester 36-18 Wasps

A tight first-half but Gloucester put in a big performance in the second 40 to take a convincing victory and their first on home soil in the Premiership this season.

The game hung in the balance when Danny Cipriani made a scintillating break with Wasps down 24-18, but the ball came loose and Gloucester worked the length of the field to secure the bonus point.

Henry Purdy joined the party at the end as Wasps missed out on the chance to go top of the Premiership table.

Try (Purdy, con Hook)

Gloucester 36-18 Wasps

A fifth try for Gloucester to round things off nicely for the Cherry and Whites.

The ball is hacked forward by Matt Scott and there was only one winner between Henry Purdy and Ashley Johnson.

Purdy scores his first try in the Premiership since September and with the final kick of the game, Hook adds the extras.

Try (Sharples, missed con Hook)

Gloucester 29-18 Wasps

Danny Cipriani with a lovely break for Wasps but Gloucester, in an instant, go down the other end of the field to secure the victory.

Cipriani tried to feed the ball across to Christian Wade but the ball came loose. Willi Heinz saw a massive gap in the backfield and Charlie Sharples won the foot race.

James Hook can't add the extras but Gloucester look certain for a bonus-point victory.

Try (Young, con Gopperth)

Gloucester 24-18 Wasps

Thomas Young has his second try of the game as he manages to put just enough downward pressure on the ball to give Wasps hope.

Jimmy Gopperth lands the extras and Wasps could win this with a converted try.

Try review

Gloucester 24-11 Wasps

Wasps are looking better down the short side and Ashley Johnson manages to get free from the tackle. He feeds the ball back inside to Thomas Young and he has the ball over the line.

But was there enough downward pressure? We're asking the TMO try yes or no?

Gloucester 24-11 Wasps

But they win the penalty at the scrum and Danny Cipriani's kick takes them deep into Gloucester territory.

They've got just under 10 minutes to complete a remarkable turnaround.

Gloucester 24-11 Wasps

Wasps are desperately trying to give themselves a lifeline but Gloucester's defence is holding them in position.

They're stuck on the half-way line at the moment and eventually, the scrum goes the way of Gloucester as the ball is knocked forward.

Wasps haven't been able to find any fluidity this afternoon.

Gloucester 24-11 Wasps

A crucial period here at Kingsholm.

Wasps are throwing everything at the Gloucester defence with just under 15 minutes left to play on the clock.

It's another five-metre scrum to Wasps but it's a tremendous push from the Cherry and Whites, and they win the penalty.

Richard Hibbard has been immense.

Gloucester 24-11 Wasps

Wasps still have good territory here with a line-out on the five-metre line.

The forwards have the ball but the pick-and-go is held up just short. Gloucester's defence has been strong so far this afternoon.

Gloucester 24-11 Wasps

Wasps need an immediate response and Christian Wade is the man to lead the charge.

A lovely break from the winger and in the next phase, Wasps bundle over the line.

But brilliant work from Gloucester skipper Willi Heinz as he holds up the player.

Wasps with a five-metre scrum.

Try (Scott, con Hook)

Gloucester 24-11 Wasps

And the ruling is in favour of the Cherry and Whites.

Matt Scott is held in the tackle but he reaches out to the ground the ball.

The Shed erupts as the decision is announced and Gloucester have suddenly taken a stranglehold of this game.

Only one missed kick so far this afternoon from James Hook and he stretches the Gloucester advantage to 13 points.

James Hook
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Try review

Gloucester 17-11 Wasps

Have Gloucester got another one?

We are going to the TMO to check for a double movement by Matt Scott...

Try (Atkinson, con Hook)

Gloucester 17-11 Wasps

A string of errors by Danny Cipriani lets Gloucester in for the try.

He fails to pick up the bouncing ball, making a hash of the clearance and Mark Atkinson slides in for an easy try.

Oh dear.

Missed penalty (Hook)

Gloucester 10-11 Wasps

Well, I called it.

James Hook lines up the kick this time but he's missed it.

Dai Young will be furious with his side, and it's Thomas Young who was at fault for that one. He can expect a ticking off from Dad.

A lucky escape though for Wasps.

Penalty (Gopperth)

Gloucester 10-11 Wasps

Wasps' Jimmy Gopperth
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And without showing much flair in attack, Wasps take the lead for the second time in this game.

Jimmy Gopperth has found his range and this could go down to a battle of the kickers.

Gloucester 10-8 Wasps

Wasps earn a penalty as Matt Kvesic is pulled for holding on. He was too eager there and found himself isolated.

The ball is collected well from the line-out and Wasps have got themselves another penalty.

Goal is the shout and Jimmy Gopperth could give Wasps the lead with this kick.

More international rugby

Scotland 3-0 Argentina; Ireland 0-5 New Zealand

It's loud, proud and more than a little scary.

It is the sound of the Haka, which New Zealand players deliver before their game against Ireland kicks-off.

Quick as you like the All-Blacks take the lead with a Malakai Fekitoa try.

Elsewhere, Scotland lead Argentina 6-0 after almost 30 minutes with Gloucester's own Greig Laidlaw landing a second penalty.

Follow the autumn international action here.

Gloucester 10-8 Wasps

Willi Heinz (c) of Gloucester Rugby kicks the ball clear.
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Gloucester are in a brilliant position and Wasps are on the back foot once again.

Ben Morgan with a determined break and Billy Burns dinks a perfect kick into touch to pin Wasps in their own half.

Henry Purdy then finds space and Gloucester are beginning to pick holes in the Wasps defence. They're looking the better ball carriers in this second period.

Penalty (Gopperth)

Gloucester 10-8 Wasps

Jimmy Gopperth is on target with his second attempt of the afternoon and he reduces the deficit to two points.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

Gloucester are penalised at the scrum for not pushing straight and from a good position, Danny Cipriani wants to kick to the corner.

But it's Jimmy Gopperth with the ball in his hand and he'll line up an attempt at goal.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

And they're frustrated once again. Henry Purdy disrupts the attack as Kyle Eastmond waits for the ball on the right wing.

It's a line-out to Wasps five-metres out from the line but Gloucester spoil the party once again and Willi Heinz alleviates some of the pressure with a good kick to touch.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

And Wasps have started the brighter here. Gloucester's defence can't keep hold of Thomas Young who breaks through a couple of tackles to put his side on the front foot.

Wasps are showing more spark as they recycle the ball quickly, but they need to turn this possession into points.


Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

We're under-way in the second half as Gloucester look for their first win at home in the Premiership this season.

A big 40 minutes for both sides to come.

'I actually sent my son off'

Kath Pritchard on her life as a rugby referee

For a change of pace now, let us bring you this referee story from Wales.

When mum-of-three Kath Pritchard isn't fighting crime as a temporary superintendent with the South West Police she partakes in another of her passions - refereeing rugby games.

Wales leave it late to beat Japan

Wales 33-30 Japan

There, of course, was more autumn international rugby had at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff.

Sam Davies and Liam Williams

Wales 33-30 Japan

Replacement fly-half Sam Davies saves Wales' blushes with an 80th-minute drop goal to beat battling Japan.

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Nine-try England ease past Fiji

England 58-15 Fiji

England stretch their winning run to 12 matches as they run in nine tries against Fiji at Twickenham.

Tries from Jamie Joseph, Elliot Daly, Semesa Rokoduguni, Teimana Harrison and Joe Launchbury gave England a big lead.

Fiji hit back as Nemani Nadolo, Leone Nakarawa and Metuisela Talebula scored either side of the break.

But further scores from Joe Launchbury (two), Joseph, Alex Goode and Rokoduguni saw England cruise well past the half-century mark.

Jonathan Joseph scored England's first try in the win over Fiji

England 58-15 Fiji

England stretch their winning run to 12 matches as they run in nine tries against Fiji at Twickenham.

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England lose to NZ as Clark sets record

Let's turn out attentions to the bevy of international rugby happening today.

We start with World number one side New Zealand beating England 25-20 as Rochelle Clark becomes the most capped player in the women's game.

England women

England lose to NZ as Clark sets record

World number one side New Zealand beat England 25-20 as Rochelle Clark becomes the most capped player in the women's game.

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Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

Gloucester try for Richard Hibbard
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So it's one try apiece at Kingsholm.

Thomas Young opened the scoring for Wasps after a James Hook penalty before Richard Hibbard replied for the Cherry and Whites.

Gloucester will go in the happier side at the break, with Wasps still looking to get into their stride.

Missed penalty (Hook)

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

As predicted, Hook has the aim but his attempt falls just short.

Gloucester captain in action... way up north

Scotland 3-0 Argentina

Autumn international action continues this afternoon with Scotland hosting Argentina at Murrayfield.

There is obvious Gloucester interest in that one with Greig Laidlaw leading Scotland around the park today. True to form, he lands the game's first point with a penalty early on.

Keen to keep across that action as well, follow the BBC Sport live text commentary here.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

Wasps get lucky at the line-out though and Danny Cipriani's kick gets them up to half-way.

Christian Wade is fed the ball on the wing by Dan Robson, but he takes no more than two steps before Willi Heinz shoots across to bring him down. 

And Gloucester have another penalty. They'll take a shot at goal but it's a long way out.

I'd be surprised if he has the legs for this one.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

Wasps haven't quite found their rhythm in this first-half and their flowing rugby from the start of the season seems to have got lost.

Gloucester, buoyed by the endless cheers from the home crowd, will be happy so far and they've pinned Wasps back in their own half once again.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

We've had little glimpses of brilliance this afternoon but the ball is being played through the forward packs at the moment.

Wasps send a few big men on the crash ball before Dan Robson chips over the top. 

But Danny Cipriani is penalised for going to early and turning his back in the air. Nothing malicious there, just bad timing.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

Wasps full-back Rob Miller makes a brilliant break and he's in clear water but his decision to go to the right rather than his left, with Dan Robson in support, is the wrong one.

The attack breaks down and Gloucester have the put-in at the scrum, before Matt Mullan is penalised and the home side win the penalty.

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

So Welsh players have conjured up 10 points for Gloucester this afternoon inside the first quarter of this game. 

Some fans in Cardiff might be thinking the two former-internationals are playing at the wrong stadium....

But the game continues at a ferocious pace here at Kingsholm as Jimmy Gopperth slices his kick straight into touch and we end up with a Gloucester line-out.

Lewis Ludlow of Gloucester Rugby wins the line out.
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Try (Hibbard, con Hook)

Gloucester 10-5 Wasps

A first try of the season for Richard Hibbard, who's had an excellent start to this game.

And our second push-over try of the afternoon, this time it goes to Gloucester.

Not the expansive game we were hoping for so far, but excellent power from both packs.

And it's the Welsh at the double as James Hook converts his second kick of the afternoon to add two more points.

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Gloucester 3-5 Wasps

Gloucester win the penalty in their own half but the decision is to go to the corner.

They look to get their rolling maul going and once again their forwards are working well.

They're held up just short of the line, twice. 

And they'll be a five-metre scrum. The Wasps line is being battered here.