Select a team
- London Irish
- London Welsh
- New Zealand
- South Africa
- Cardiff Blues
De Vedia double downs Gloucester
League leaders beaten 15-10 by London Irish
London Irish handed Gloucester their first defeat of the Guinness Premiership season with a 15-10 triumph on Sunday.
League leaders Gloucester came into the match with a 100 percent record from their first five games, but came off second best in a defence-dominated contest at the Madejski Stadium.
The decisive moment occurred nine minutes from time when Exiles winger Tomas de Vedia crossed for his second try of the game.
London Irish debutant Peter Hewat - who arrived in the country from Australia on Tuesday - provided the the only points of the first-half with a fourth-minute penalty, although the former New South Wales full-back missed two other three-point chances.
The opening try did not arrive until the 43rd minute when de Vedia touched down for the hosts after collecting Shane Geraghty's cross-field kick.
That appeared to spark Gloucester into action and six minutes later Iain Balshaw collected his own chip ahead to cross the whitewash for the Cherry-and-Whites' first points.
Scotland international Chris Paterson, making his Gloucester debut on the wing, landed the conversion to reduce the deficit to 10-7.
However, the Exiles would not be denied and sealed the result in the 71st minute when de Vedia pounced on a grubber kick in the left corner after team-mate Topsy Ojo had failed to apply downward pressure.
The television match official - who had earlier denied Phil Murphy a try when the ball was grounded past the in-goal area - confirmed the score, although Delon Armitage was off-target with the conversion.
Paterson landed a penalty to reduce the deficit to 15-10 and set up an exciting final five minutes, but the hosts' defence stood firm to ensure the win.
Bath's victory at Newcastle earlier in the day means Gloucester's lead atop the Guinness Premiership is cut to just one point.
Sky Bet Odds:Click Here for Your Free Bet
Aviva Premiership Table
|Friday 5th September|
|19:45||Northampton vs Gloucester|
|Saturday 6th September|
|14:00||Sale vs Bath|
|14:00||Saracens vs Wasps|
|15:00||Leicester vs Newcastle|
|16:30||London Irish vs Harlequins|
|Sunday 7th September|
|14:00||London Welsh vs Exeter|
|Friday 12th September|
|19:45||Harlequins vs Saracens|
|Saturday 13th September|
|15:00||Gloucester vs Sale|
|15:00||Bath vs London Welsh|
|15:15||Exeter vs Leicester|
|Sunday 14th September|
|14:00||Wasps vs Northampton|
|15:00||Newcastle vs London Irish|
|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|
Read the thoughts and opinions of Phil Edwards with skysports.com