The Cherry and Whites get back to league action on Saturday when Saracens visit Kingsholm. The Fezheads have never beaten Gloucester at Kingsholm and this is also the Cherry and White’s opportunity for some revenge after the season-opening 50-20 defeat at Vicarage Road.
Kick-off is at 12:30 because of the afternoon’s international fixture between England and Australia, featuring Phil Vickery.
The Franco Files…
Just as a bit of a teaser, the Franco Files will be appearing this week. As well as Judge Wormus, who quickly became known as “The Hanging Judge”, you can try to spot your favourite journalist having a snooze before even getting the first pint down.
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Gloucester 13, Leicester Tigers 23
Gloucester fell in the fifth round of the Tetley Bitter’s Cup to a street-wise Leicester side who outscored them by three tries to one. The game started off fiercely with opposing hookers Chris Fortey and Dorian West being dent to the sin-bin before settling into a bit of a stalemate.
Yet with time running out, the Cherry and Whites found themselves in the same position as Bath had last week but despite some desperate attacking, they could not breach the solid Tiger’s defence.
But the silver lining is that Gloucester won’t have to face Saracens in the next round.
Bath 18, Gloucester 24
Thirty years of hurt went right out of the window as Gloucester kicked their fiercest rivals out of the Tetley’s Bitter Cup for the second year in a row.
Bath certainly came second again and it was all thanks to a massive forwards effort, crowned by tries from Byron Hayward, Mark Cornwell and Tom Beim.
Andy Hazell was the star of the show, earning Sky’s Man of the Match accolade.
Next up, Leicester Tigers at Kingsholm next Saturday