Gloucester beat leaders Exeter while Wasps win at Bristol
Last Updated: 15/02/19 10:37pm
Gloucester upset Premiership leaders Exeter, while Wasps win at Bristol Bears.
Gloucester 24-17 Exeter
Gloucester downed league leaders Exeter with a whole-hearted performance to record a deserved 24-17 victory at Kingsholm.
It took a try from Ben Morgan three minutes from time to get Gloucester over the line as the home side blew a number of opportunities which would have seen them record a comfortable win.
Jason Woodward, Willi Heinz and Morgan scored Gloucester's tries with Billy Twelvetrees converting all three and kicking a penalty.
Exeter's tries came from Nic White and Tom O'Flaherty. Joe Simmonds kicked a penalty and conversion with Gareth Steenson also adding a conversion.
Bristol 22-29 Wasps
Wasps moved back into the Gallagher Premiership play-off positions after edging out Bristol 29-22 in an Ashton Gate thriller.
Wales flanker Thomas Young, hooker Tom Cruse and number eight Nizaam Carr scored first-half tries to put the visitors in control.
And when a bonus point score arrived just 12 minutes into the second half, following Will Rowlands capitalising on a Bristol handling blunder to cross unopposed, it looked done and dusted for Wasps.
But Bristol, 16 points adrift at half-time, had other ideas as tries from scrum-half Harry Randall, centre Piers O'Conor and substitute Charles Piutau threatened a spectacular fightback.
Wasps' former Bristol fly-half Billy Searle kicked two conversions, but he was then carried off on his Ashton Gate return after suffering what appeared to be a serious ankle injury.
Searle's replacement Lima Sopoaga also added a conversion and kicked a penalty, while Bristol's Ian Madigan and Callum Sheedy each landed a conversion and Madigan also booted a penalty.