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Summary

  1. Last-minute 50-metre Hook penalty wins it
  2. Penalty try & Vunipola brothers score for Saracens
  3. Brilliant Gloucester tries by Robson & Braley
  4. Gloucester's Morgan & Wood stretchered off with injuries

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By Chris Osborne

All times stated are UK

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Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

James Hook
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That's all from us tonight. I'm off for a seriously long lie down.

Keep an eye on the website, where we will have a report from tonight's game and a story on Ben Morgan's injury.

But, for now, I will leave you with the image of Gloucester hero James Hook celebrating with his mates. It might be a fun Friday night in the West Country.

Goodnight folks.

More to come

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

There's still plenty more Premiership rugby to sink your teeth into this weekend.

Tomorrow, Bath v Wasps strikes me as a possible humdinger. Leaders Northampton are at Sale, and Harlequins are hosting a resurgent Leicester side.

And on Sunday it's Newcastle v London Welsh and London Irish v Exeter.

Don't forget, you can listen to all of those games through the BBC Sport website.

How it stands

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

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Here's how the Premiership table looks then. Despite all that drama, there's very little change. Saracens move a point closer to Bath, and Gloucester draw level with Harlequins.

Seesaw at Kingsholm

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys told BT Sport: "It was just going from one emotion to the other. We thought we'd lost - we thought we'd lost the bonus point. Then all of a sudden we're coming back for a penalty to us. Huge credit to James Hook."

Ben Morgan injury

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

We should add to David Humphreys' quotes there that BT Sport are saying they have heard Ben Morgan may have suffered a fracture to his lower leg.

Although there is no confirmation of that, and it is only reports at the moment.

As Humphreys says, we won't know for sure until he goes through all the proper checks tonight.

Ben Morgan injury

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

Ben Morgan
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Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys told BT Sport about Ben Morgan: "At this stage we haven't any idea. He's off to get a check-up. We'll probably not have a proper idea until tomorrow morning as to the severity of the injury."

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

Nicely summed up David.

If you've joined us late, you've missed a belter. But don't worry, I'll try to surmise events for you.

Dan Robson's superb solo try in the first half was not enough to have Gloucester in front at half-time, with Saracens' penalty try putting them 13-11 ahead.

It opened up after the break and Billy Vunipola bundled over for Sarries before Callum Braley finished a wonderful Gloucester move that started under their own posts.

Mako Vunipola then looked to have done enough for the visitors, but James Hook's penalty, from miles away, nicked it at the death.

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David: Support @gloucesterrugby they said, it will be fun they said. More like heart attack inducing #bbcrugby

Tom Bradshaw

BBC Sport at Kingsholm

"If ever there was a night to kick-start a season, this was it.

"Gloucester have been in indifferent form for most of the season - and were indifferent on occasions tonight - but to snatch a last-second victory like that will do wonders for a side whose morale was at very a low ebb only a fortnight ago. Qualification for Europe will now feel like a realistic goal."

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Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

It looked like any hope was dead for Gloucester, and the home crowd, who have been frustrated at times tonight, are lapping it up.

They were a man down in those final moments remember.

Overall, they probably just deserve it. Saracens do get a bonus point, but I don't think it will be much consolation.

Right. Take a breath every one.

Full time

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

Remarkable scenes. Unbelievable.

Saracens thought they had put the nail in Gloucester's coffin with a try, but instead offside is given.

James Hook steps up from 50 metres, puts the penalty between the posts, and the home side win by a point at the death.

Kingsholm goes suitably bonkers.

Penalty (Hook)

Gloucester 24-23 Saracens

James Hook
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Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

So instead, James Hook will try and kick from 50 metres...

No try (Ashton)

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

Saracens turnover and Chris Ashton thinks he is away. Offside.

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

And there's the chance. James Hook gets some space and puts his boot through it...

It's nowhere near. Oh dear. That could be it.

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

Again Gloucester build. Maybe searching for a drop goal?

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

Gloucester hammering away but only hitting cul-de-sacs. Saracens seem to have discovered some discipline.

David Halaifonua makes a go for the line but is held back. Nervous stuff with moments left.

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

Oh, it's an ugly scrum that sees Petrus du Plessis go in midair and bend over double.

JP Doyle says there was nothing wrong though and resets.

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

So how much fire is in the Gloucester bellies?

They've got a bit of fortune, that's for sure, as Alex Goode drops the ball likes it's a bar of soap inside his own 22 and concedes a scrum.

Meanwhile, Saracens are back up to 15 players.

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

The problem for Gloucester here, is they have to play most of the remaining time with 14 men. Saracens, meanwhile, will have George Kruis back in the fold in a few minutes.

Try (M Vunipola, missed con Goode)

Gloucester 21-23 Saracens

And no sooner as Jonny May sat his rear end on the bench, Saracens are back in front.

It's as simple as you like. There is no stopping the driving maul and Mako Vunipola is over to match his brother's try from earlier.

Alex Goode misses the conversion though, so it's still nervous times for the visitors.

Sin-bin (May)

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

It's the fourth yellow card of the night and levels up the numbers.

Saracens instigate a driving maul and Jonny May infringes, so he goes to the bin.

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Like Ben Morgan before him, Nick Wood gets a round of applause from the crowd as he has taken off on a stretcher. On the lad's 32nd birthday too, I'm told.

But, we're back underway and, oh, we could have another in the sin bin...

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

I'm not sure how chilly it is at Kingsholm, but none of the players seem to be doing much to keep warm.

I know they're tough lads, but I'd be tempted to execute a few world-class star jumps to keep the blood flowing.

Replacement

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Nick Wood's treatment gives Saracens time for a bit of a reshuffle.

With George Kruis in the sin-bin, the visitors sacrifice Marcelo Bosch for Maro Itoje to replenish the forwards.

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Plenty of players standing around looking concerned.

If you've only just joined us, England number eight Ben Morgan has already been taken off on a stretcher.

And his Gloucester team-mate Nick Wood is about to go the same way. Not great to see two serious injuries in one night.

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Once again. Worrying this one. The stretcher is back out and they're strapping Nick Wood to it.

It looked like he took a bit of a stinger in a challenge.

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Callum Braley's try was his first in the Premiership - but will it be enough to give Gloucester a famous victory over Saracens?

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Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Saracens are made of stern stuff though and turn Gloucester around with a dink through.

They will have a penalty deep in the Gloucester 22. But we have another troubling injury.

Nick Wood has taken a blow and is receiving treatment. Looks to be around the head and neck area.

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Where were this Gloucester side in the first hour of the game? They have the devil about them now and are prodding away at the 14 men of Saracens.

Sin-bin (Kruis)

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Hmmm. George Kruis might be a lucky boy here.

He picks up David Halaifonua and plonks him back down on the ground. Is it a red card? The television match official says no and recommends a yellow card.

The way Halaifonua lands may have helped Kruis out, as he goes down on his shoulder, rather than the neck or head.

Try (Braley, con Hook)

Gloucester 21-18 Saracens

Callum Braley
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Wow. I thought the Dan Robson try was good.

This was even better.

First, Jonny May breaks from his own five-metre line. It then goes through the hands to Gareth Evans, whose saunters forward and then releases Callum Braley who has all the space in the world to run into. Great try.

Penalty (Hook)

Gloucester 14-18 Saracens

Gloucester pummelling Saracens just five metres out and the visitors concede the penalty.

James Hook finds his range again and gets their first points of the half.

Replacement

Gloucester 11-18 Saracens

Dan Robson is done for the night - he's replaced by Callum Braley. But he gave us the most memorable moment of the game.

Rob Savage is back on too, so both sides have their full XV.

Gloucester 11-18 Saracens

Jonny May shows a rare bit of class in this period. He gets fingertips to a big kick and, just before it looks like it will be knocked on, scoops a hand underneath the ball.

It gives Gloucester territory and another chance to build.

Tom Bradshaw

BBC Sport at Kingsholm

Billy Vunipola
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"Ben Morgan was England's man of the series in the autumn internationals, so his injury is a huge blow for both club and country.

"The bitter pill is slightly sweetened for Stuart Lancaster by the fact that Billy Vunipola (pictured), Morgan's main rival for the England number eight shirt, has scored a try tonight and has been pivotal in the Saracens pack."

Gloucester 11-18 Saracens

Now it's Gloucester messing around. They chuck it about across the back line with a certain lack of poise and, not for the first time tonight, Billy Twelvetrees sees his kick charged down.

The Cherry and Whites just about manage to mop up and win a scrum.

Gloucester 11-18 Saracens

Anyway. Back to the game. Saracens are back up to their full quota as David Strettle comes on, and his side waste a chance to break as Marcelo Bosch messes up his kick.

Replacement

Gloucester 11-18 Saracens

Ben Morgan
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The big number eight has now been stretchered off the field. It looks like a pretty bad leg injury, by all accounts. Gareth Evans is on in Ben Morgan's place.