|Gloucester: (17) 36|
|Tries: Evans, Thorley, Rees-Zammit, Stanley, Varney Cons: Evans 2, Twelvetrees 2 Pens: Evans|
|London Irish (13) 23|
|Tries: Hassell-Collins, Creevy Cons: Jackson 2 Pens: Jackson 3|
A late try by Steve Varney allowed Gloucester to see off London Irish in a tightly-fought contest at Kingsholm.
Louis Rees-Zammit and Jack Stanley also scored second-half tries for the Cherry and Whites after the visitors had taken the lead early in the second half.
Agustin Creevy’s try had put Irish 20-17 ahead after 52 minutes but Gloucester hit back strongly.
The Premiership’s top try scorer Ollie Thorley crossed for his 11th of the season in the opening period.
More to follow.
Gloucester: Woodward; Thorley, Harris, Atkinson, May; Evans, Varney; Rapava-Ruskin, Marais, Balmain, Slater, Garvey, Clement, Ludlow, Polledri.
Replacements: Singleton, Fourie, Stanley, Ackermann, Reid, Simpson, Twelvetrees, Rees-Zammit.
London Irish: Homer; Loader, Williams, Hepetema, Hassell-Collins; Jackson, Phipps; Elrington, Creevy, Kepu, Nott, de Chaves, Rogerson, Cowan, Tuisue.
Replacements: Cornish, Goodrick-Clarke, Hoskins, Cooke, Donnell, Meehan, Neal, Stokes.
Referee: Hamish Smales