Gloucester kick off new era by hammering Brive

Gloucester kicked off the new ear in European Rugby by hammering French club Brive 55-0 in the Challenge Cup at Kingsholm on Thursday.

England back Charlie Sharples scored three of Gloucester’s seven tries in the one sided clash.

More to follow.

Final Score Gloucester (10) 55 Brive (0) 0


Tries: Sharples (3), Hook, Dawidiuk, Robson, penalty
Cons: Laidlaw (3), Hook, Cook (2), Robson
Pens: Laidlaw (2)
Sin Bin: Thomas (53)


Sin Bin: Jourdain (53)

Match Official
Ian Davies (Wales).


Gloucester: Cook; Sharples, Meakes, Twelvetrees (capt), May; Hook, Laidlaw; Thomas, Hibbard, Afoa; Savage, Hudson; Kalamafoni, Kvesic, Morgan.

Replacements: Dawidiuk, Wood, Puafisi, Stooke, Moriarty, Robson, Burns, Atkinson.

Brive: Mafi; Radikedike, Delage, Sanchou, Namy; Swanepoel, Bezy; Asieshvili, Acosta, Jourdain; Marais, Boukerou; Briatte, Luafutu (capt), Murphy.

Replacements: Acquier, Lavergne, Tuncer, Lebas, Sanconnie, Neveu, Neisen, Veyssiere.

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