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Gloucester Rugby and Cinderford record wins as Hartpury are beaten

Two out of the three sides in actions this weekend will be happy with their results.

Gloucester Rugby made it another memorable night under the lights at Kingsholm as they beat reigning champions Saracens 23-17.

The Cherry and Whites were 9-3 down at half-time but produced a stunning comeback to beat second placed Saracens. The result sees them sit fifth in the table having won three games in a row, a feat they didn’t manage throughout the whole of last season.

It is the second time this season Gloucester have won at home on a Friday night after they beat league leaders Exeter on the opening day of the campaign.

As for Hartpury RFC, they narrowly lost 15-18 at home to Richmond in the English Green King IPA Championship.

Five penalties from fly-half James Williams couldn’t prevent the college side from losing for the second weekend in a row. The result sees them sit 9th in what is their first-ever season in English rugby’s second tier.

Cinderford made it 10 wins from 11 as they comfortably beat Barnstaple 32-19 in the English National League Division Two South. It was their 10th bonus point win in what has been a remarkable season so far for the Gloucestershire based side. Their next game sees them head to Wimbledon on Saturday.

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