Gloucester suffer shock La Rochelle loss

Two tries from England wing Lesley Vainikolo could not stop Gloucester from suffering a shock 18-24 loss to La Rochelle at a freezing Kingsholm in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

 

The writing was on the wall for Gloucester after the first 20 minutes as La Rochelle scored the first try and went on to lead 8-18 at half time.

More to follow.


Final Score Gloucester (8) 18 La Rochelle (18) 24


Scorers


Gloucester
Tries: Vainikolo 2, Burns
Pen: Robinson


La Rochelle
Tries: Soucaze, Garcia
Con: Dambielle
Pens: Dambielle 4


Referee: Leighton Hodges (Wales)


Teams


Gloucester Rugby: F Burns, C Sharples, M Tindall [capt], E Fuimaono-Sapolu, L Vainikolo, N Robinson, R Lawson, N Wood, S Lawson, P Doran-Jones, D Attwood, A Brown, B Deacon, A Qera, L Narraway.


Replacements: O Azam, Y Thomas, P Capdevielle, W James, P Buxton, D Lewis, J May, T Voyce


La Rochelle: B Dambielle, M Le Bourhis, T Combezou, V Roux, F Ninard, G Goosen, D Neveu, P Toderasc, A Bordoy, J Garcia, J Grobler, R Mohr [capt], R Carmignani, Q D’Aram de Valada, T Soucaze


Replacements: A Bares, S Clement, T Leupolu, P Fa’asalele, F Jacob, S Boboul, R Lacoste, M Dall’igna

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