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- Aviva Premiership
- 27th Oct 2012
- KO 16:45
- Ground: Kingsholm
- Att: 15,110
Gloucester move second in Aviva Premiership table with action-packed victory over Leicester
Gloucester fly-half Freddie Burns responded to his England snub in style as his 17-point haul inspired a 27-21 victory over Leicester at Kingsholm.
Just two days after being overlooked by Stuart Lancaster for the forthcoming QBE Internationals, the Gloucester fly-half outshone opposite number Toby Flood to help the Cherry and Whites claim a win which moves them up into second place in the Aviva Premierships table.
Burns made a try, scored a virtuoso one of his own and added 12 points with the boot, while Akapusi Qera also touched down after a devastating burst from James Simpson-Daniel.
Gloucester were forced to play minutes 59 to 69 with only 13 men after Jimmy Cowan and Rob Cook were sin-binned in quick succession, but, despite a late barrage, which included conceding a penalty try, the hosts clung on.
Gloucester took just 45 seconds to break the deadlock, Charlie Sharples latching on to Burns' deft grubber kick to touch down.
After a successful conversion, Burns and Flood traded penalties, but the Tigers were soon on the board themselves when Scott Hamilton and Manu Tuilagi exchanged passes and the former showed great strength to hold off Cowan in the corner.
Another moment of pure quality from Burns extended the hosts lead in the 20th minute. After picking up Cowan's pass on the 22, the Gloucester No.10 showed great imagination and stunning control to chip the ball over the Leicester defence before collecting and touching down under the posts.
Another Flood penalty ensured Leicester trailed only 17-11 at the break and Burns and Flood continued to match each other kick-for-kick before Simpson-Daniel turned defence into attack with a blistering, weaving run that set up Qera, who cantered over.
But the game swung drastically in Leicester's favour during a crazy minute in which Gloucester duo Cowan and Cook were both yellow-carded for intentional off-side and deliberately knocking the ball dead respectively.
A penalty-try, converted quickly by Flood, reduced the deficit back to six but, despite a relentless siege late on, Gloucester hung on for a stunning win.
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|Friday 19th September|
|19:45||Gloucester vs Exeter|
|Saturday 20th September|
|14:00||Sale vs London Welsh|
|15:00||Harlequins vs Wasps|
|15:00||London Irish vs Saracens|
|15:15||Bath vs Leicester|
|Sunday 21st September|
|14:00||Newcastle vs Northampton|
|Friday 26th September|
|19:45||London Welsh vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 27th September|
|15:00||Leicester vs London Irish|
|15:00||Saracens vs Sale|
|15:15||Northampton vs Bath|
|Sunday 28th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Newcastle|
|14:00||Exeter vs Harlequins|
|Friday 3rd October|
|19:45||Bath vs Saracens|
|Saturday 4th October|
|15:00||Harlequins vs London Welsh|
|15:00||London Irish vs Northampton|
|15:15||Gloucester vs Leicester|
|Sunday 5th October|
|14:00||Sale vs Wasps|
|15:00||Newcastle vs Exeter|
|Friday 10th October|
|19:45||Leicester vs Harlequins|
|Saturday 11th October|
|14:30||London Welsh vs Newcastle|
|15:00||Saracens vs Gloucester|
|15:00||Exeter vs London Irish|
|15:15||Northampton vs Sale|
|Sunday 12th October|
|14:00||Wasps vs Bath|
|Saturday 15th November|
|14:00||Sale vs London Irish|
|Sunday 14th September|
|Newcastle 18 - 20 London Irish|
|Wasps 20 - 16 Northampton|
|Saturday 13th September|
|Exeter 20 - 24 Leicester|
|Gloucester 34 - 27 Sale Sharks|
|Bath 53 - 26 London Welsh|
|Friday 12th September|
|Harlequins 0 - 39 Saracens|
|Sunday 7th September|
|London Welsh 0 - 52 Exeter|
|Saturday 6th September|
|London Irish 15 - 20 Harlequins|
|Leicester 36 - 17 Newcastle|
|Sale Sharks 20 - 29 Bath|
|Saracens 34 - 28 Wasps|
|Friday 5th September|
|Northampton 53 - 6 Gloucester|
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