Hook helps Gloucester beat Newcastle

Richard Hibbard tried to tackle Rob Vickers

Gloucester moved up to seventh place in the Aviva Premiership after beating Newcastle Falcons 32-6 with a bonus point.

Gloucester’s victory comes after they kept Newcastle tryless while scoring four tries of their own.

James Hook scored 15 points to keep Gloucester in contention for the Premiership play-off and Champions Cup places.

Hook scored a try and kicked two penalties and two conversions before being replaced by Billy Burns with 16 minutes remaining.

Bill Meakes, Ross Moriarty, and Tom Savage also scored tries for Gloucester.

Billy Twelvetrees added a conversion with Craig Willis kicking two penalties for the Falcons.

Final Score Gloucester 32 (25) Newcastle 6 (6)

Scorers

Gloucester
Tries – Meakes, Hook, Moriarty, Savage
Pen – Hook (2)
Con – Hook (2), Twelvetrees
Drop –

Newcastle
Tries –
Pen – Willis (2)
Con –
Drop –

Match Officials
Referee :Dean Richards (86th Premiership game).
Assistant Referees: Roger Baileff & Paul Burton.
TMO: Rowan Kitt.

Teams

Gloucester

15. Rob Cook; 14. Charlie Sharples, 13. Bill Meakes, 12. Billy Twelvetrees (capt), 11. Henry Purdy; 10. James Hook, 9. Willi Heinz; 1. Paddy McAllister, 2. Richard Hibbard, 3. John Afoa; 4. Jeremy Thrush, 5. Mariano Galarza; 6. Ross Moriarty, 7. Jacob Rowan, 8. Lewis Ludlow

Replacements: 16. Darren Dawidiuk, 17. Yann Thomas, 18. Paul Doran-Jones, 19. Tom Savage, 20. Matt Kvesic, 21. Callum Braley, 22. Billy Burns, 23. Henry Trinder

Newcastle Falcons

15 Simon Hammersley, 14 Giamba Venditti, 13 Chris Harris, 12 Adam Powell, 11 Marcus Watson, 10 Andy Goode, 9 Sonatane Takulua, 1 Rob Vickers, 2 Scott Lawson, 3 Taione Vea, 4 Calum Green, 5 Mark Wilson, 6 Richard Mayhew, 7 Will Welch (C), 8 Ally Hogg

Replacements : 16 George McGuigan, 17 Alex Rogers, 18 Kensuke Hatakeyama, 19 Mouritz Botha, 20 Todd Clever, 21 Michael Young, 22 Craig Willis, 23 Juan Pablo Socino

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