Latest News:

Glaws lose way in easy victory

James - 1st try

By Cherry Picker
October 19 2012

Easy victories don't happen often in top-level club rugby, especially when the opponents are from France. But Gloucester really did make it look easy as they powered to a 25-13 Amlin Cup win over Bordeaux-Begles at Kingsholm.

The game was won before half-time, by which time Glaws had scored four tries and Billy Twelvetrees had added a conversion and a penalty, as well as being able to afford the luxury of four misses.

But the performance level dropped off in the second half and coach Nigel Davies wasn’t happy.

With All Black scrum-half Jimmy Cowan making an impressive debut, it really was a night of positives for Glaws … in the first half.

Charlie Sharples scored two of the tries, the others coming from Will James and Twelvetrees, while Bordeaux got a late consolation converted try to add to two first-half


But after the break, it wasn’t a case of easing up, but one of losing their way for Glaws.

“I was very disappointed,” Davies told the BBC.

"In the first half we showed what we were about and what we can achieve, but we dropped off it. I am disappointed and so are the players.

"We are nowhere near where we need to be yet and there's room for improvement.

"But there's been eight games and we've only lost one, so it's a good return."

Next up to test that good return are Leicester as Premiership rugby returns at Kingsholm … needless to say, that definitely will not be easy.



View a Printer Friendly version of this Story.

Bookmark or share this story with:

Glaws lose way in easy victory
Shedloads (IP Logged)
19/10/2012 15:26
What do you think? You can have your say by posting below.
If you do not already have an account Click here to Register.

Your Name: 
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing

Gloucester Poll

Is David Humpreys the right man for Gloucester?

See results > Submit >>