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Gloucester upset table toppers Harlequins


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Article Published: Saturday 25 February 2012


Gloucester upset the tournament leaders Harlequins 29-23in their Aviva Premiership Rugby match at Kingsholm on Saturday.

The result extends Gloucester's unbeaten run to six matches at Kingholm and they have not lost in all competitions since February the 4th in the Anglo Welsh Cup.

Harlequins have led the Aviva Premiership table since round three but their position at the top is coming under pressure while their stars are away on England duty.

More to follow.

Final Score Gloucester 29 (21) Harlequins 23(13)

Gloucester
Tries: Sharples, May, Qera
Penalties: Burns 4
Conversions: Burns

Harlequins
Tries: Chisholm 2
Penalties: Evans 3
Conversions: Evans 2

Referee: Dave Pearson (159th Premiership game)

Teams

Gloucester Rugby

Jonny May; Charlie Sharples, Henry Trinder, Mike Tindall (capt), James Simpson-Daniel; Freddie Burns, Rory Lawson; Nick Wood, Darren Dawidiuk, Rupert Harden; Will James, Alex Brown; Tom Savage, Akapusi Qera, Matt Cox

Replacements: Matias Cortese, Dan Murphy, Shaun Knight, Peter Buxton, Brett Deacon, Dave Lewis, Ryan Mills, Tom Voyce

Harlequins

15. Ross Chisholm, 14. Tom Williams, 13. George Lowe, 12 Jordan Turner-Hall, 11. Ugo Monye, 10. Nick Evans, 9. Karl Dickson, 8. Nick Easter (C),7. Will Skinner,6. Tom Guest, 5. Tomas Vallejos, 4. Ollie Kohn, 3. James Johnston, 2. Joe Gray,1. Joe Marler,

Replacements, , 16. Chris Brooker, 17. Mark Lambert, 18. Tim Fairbrother, 19. Pete Browne, 20. Luke Wallace, 21. Danny Care, 22. Rory Clegg, 23. Matt Hopper

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