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May - 2 tries

By Cherry Picker
January 20 2013

Job done in the Amlin,  now for the LV=. Having qualified for a ghome quaarter-final in Europe with their 36-16 win over Mont de Marsan, Gloucester now face a trip to Northampton and a home game against Bath in their Anglo-Welsh campaign.

They needed a home win, and they got it even after losing recent match-decider Freddie Burns, who limped off early.

But Glaws operated well enough without him and Jonny May quickly scored the first try.

Charlie Sharples got a second and though Yann Brethous’s converted try kept the French side in the game, Glaws took charge in the second half.

Two quick tries from Henry Trinder were followed by May’s  second. Burns had kicked an early pen and Billy Twelvetrees added a conversion and two penalties as Glaws coasted home.

But after the bother of the first game between these two sides in October, Glaws have alleged that prop Shaun Knight was twice kicked in the head and there will be no rush at Kingsholm to further the ties between the two clubs.

Coach Nigel Davies told the Citizen: “There were several incidents again that left our players frustrated to say the least.

“Shaun Knight was especially incensed by one incident, and we’ll certainly be referring that to the citing commissioners. There were a couple of kicks to the head.

“There were always likely to be several incidents, and it was important that we didn’t react or do anything stupid. And I’m very pleased with my players, they handled all of that very well.

“No one reacted to provocation.”

On the Burns injury, he added: “Freddie has a problem with the medial ligament in his left knee, similar to what he had in pre-season.

“That kept him out for about three weeks then, and fingers crossed this won’t be any worse than that.

“But we’ll have to keep assessing that over the next 48 hours to see how he holds up.

“He’ll link up with the England camp as planned, we’ll liaise with them and take it from there.

“He wanted to keep playing, but we didn’t want to take any risks.”

On the the team performance, he said: “We are a team that is in transition, but we are also a team that can play a bit of rugby and excite the fans, and we saw a bit of that today.

“To have Jonny May and Henry Trinder both come back from injury and score a couple of tries each is excellent for us. We haven’t really seen them this season because of their injuries, so it’s a welcome change.”

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and the resulting draw is ...

Gloucester vs Biarritz
Bath vs Stade
Perpignan vs Toulouse
Wasps vs Leinster

Semi's

to be played 25/26/27/28 April

Perpignan/Toulouse V Bath/Stade
Wasps/Leinster V Glos/Biarritz

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