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By Adam Williams

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  1. Thank you and good night

    Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    So, an enthralling game to start us off this weekend.

    Get the full story by reading Brendon Mitchell's match report here.

    As mentioned, there's plenty more Premiership rugby to come this weekend. Don't miss out.

  2. Saturday's action

    Well, if you enjoyed that game this evening, don't worry, there's three more games from this round to come tomorrow.

    Here's a reminder of what's on the menu here on BBC Sport from 14:30 BST.

    • Worcester v Wasps (15:00 BST)
    • Saracens v Harlequins (15:15 BST)
    • Northampton v Leicester (17:30 BST)
  3. Recap

    FT: Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Ollie Thorley

    Gloucester edged out Exeter to keep their top-six hopes alive and prevent the Chiefs from sealing a Premiership play-off place for the first time.

    Exeter, promoted from the Championship in 2010, remain second behind Saracens.

    After a pointless first half - the first top-flight game to be 0-0 at half-time in seven years - the match came to life with Ollie Thorley's debut try and two Gareth Steenson penalties.

    Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw landed three kicks to secure Gloucester's win.

  4. FT: Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    No change in the standings in the table as Gloucester and Exeter stay eighth and second respectively.

    However, Wasps could go ahead of Exeter tomorrow with a win at Worcester.

  5. FT: Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Gloucester take four points for the win, which means the dream of the top six is still alive.

    Exeter take a losing bonus point, but know they could have had a lot more from this one.

  6. FT: Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Quote Message: What a tremendous game of rugby and what a tremendous reaction from the Gloucester crowd to that performance. The players have actually stepped up today with a fully committed performance across the park. from Simon Devereux Ex-Gloucester number eight on BBC Radio Gloucestershire
    Simon DevereuxEx-Gloucester number eight on BBC Radio Gloucestershire
  7. Full-time

    Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    And that is that!

    Huge cheers around Kingsholm as Gloucester arrest a run of five successive defeats.

    Exeter's place in the play-offs will have to wait another week.

  8. Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Gloucester can eat up the phases and seconds now with ball in hand off their own line-out.

  9. Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Time against Exeter now and so is their composure in possession as they lose it on the floor on Gloucester's 10-metre line.

    Great work by Nick Wood to force the ball out of their hands.

  10. Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    James Short makes an absolute hash of a gilt-edged chance to run up through the middle and through a gap in the Gloucester defence.

    Somehow he spills out of his hand as he races away on the halfway line.

  11. Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Billy Twelvetrees

    Gloucester awarded another penalty at the scrum on their own five-metre line.

    Huge cheers around the ground from those of a Cherry and White persuasion.

  12. Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Exeter respond and start to string some phases together inside Gloucester's 22.

    They'll want at least a losing bonus point from this. But, the pressure doesn't tell this time and Gloucester force a fumble on the floor from the visitors.

  13. Penalty (Laidlaw)

    Gloucester 16-9 Exeter

    Four massive kicks from four from Greig Laidlaw.

    Gloucester now a converted try ahead in this one and turning the screw on Exeter.

  14. Gloucester 13-9 Exeter

    More sloppy mistakes from Exeter as Dom Armand spills a long clearance back downfield from the restart from Greig Laidlaw.

    Gloucester with the put-in at the scrum deep inside the Chiefs' half and they force yet another penalty from it.

  15. Penalty (Laidlaw)

    Gloucester 13-9 Exeter

    And Greig Laidlaw capitalises once more to restore Gloucester's four-point lead with 10 minutes to play.

  16. Gloucester 10-9 Exeter

    Quote Message: I think the fact Ollie Thorley had one foot just about on the ground saved Jack Nowell from a red card. That could've been his season finished otherwise. from John Lockyer Ex-Exeter hooker on BBC Radio Devon
    John LockyerEx-Exeter hooker on BBC Radio Devon
  17. Sin-bin (Nowell)

    Gloucester 10-9 Exeter

    Yellow card for Jack Nowell, but it could've been a lot worse for the England winger.

    Discussions between referee Craig Maxwell-Keys and television match official Trevor Fisher were contemplating how dangerous his tip tackle was on the young Gloucester winger.

    It's deemed worthy of just a yellow, but Greig Laidlaw can punish them further with a penalty.

  18. Gloucester 10-9 Exeter

    James Hook pins Exeter and Gareth Steenson right back to their own try area, but Steenson does well to both stay in touch initially and also return it down the line.

    On we go to the other side and there's a dangerous looking tackle from Jack Nowell on Ollie Thorley.

    Upstairs we go for a second look...

  19. Gloucester 10-9 Exeter

    Olly Woodburn caught offside for Exeter on the halfway line and James Hook goes for the corner instead of handing it to Greig Laidlaw for the posts.

    But, Gloucester spurn a chance at the line-out and Exeter can clear.

  20. Penalty (Steenson)

    Gloucester 10-9 Exeter

    Three from three for Gareth Steenson for Exeter and we're back to just a point in this one.

    Could go either way...