Worcester Warriors
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Gloucester
23

Rugby U

ByTheMinRugbyU

Gloucester look to patiently build an attack, but they run out of options and knock on. The upside is that Burns looks composed and creative so far – now they just need to give him some more effective options.

TRY GLOUCESTER? Worcester free kick from a scrum, ball goes loose, and Gloucester regather to put Sharples over in the corner! TMO checking for a knock-on in the tackle by Twelvetrees...

No knock on, checking the grounding... an argument for Sharples having been held in a tackle before the finish...

NO TRY. Tackle on Sharples was complete, penalty Worcester.

Some contention about the big screen at Sixways, which is only showing adverts, leaving the on-field officials blind to any replays. Gloucester scrum deep in Worcester territory. Another chance for them to attack, and they have all the momentum.

Or they had all the momentum until that! Ball goes loose in the Gloucester backline, both sides chase it all the way down the pitch, and Henry Purdy gets tackled back over his own line to give Worcester a 5m scrum! Huge chance for the Warriors!

Huge roar from the Sixways crowd for the scrum, but both sides splinter and stand up. We'll go again...

Second scrum piles into the floor but it's legal. Worcester run some pre-rehearsed moves but can't get past 5 metres out, and Gloucester regain it and break down the left with Purdy! He's stopped, then possession changes hands so many times I run out of characters. Breathless!

Tremendous kick deep from Ryan Lamb puts the visitors under big pressure. Time briefly off for both captains to get a warning about backchat. That much-talked-about crackdown seems to be living up to the hype so far!

TRY WORCESTER! BEN TE'O!