By Cherry Picker
March 2 2015
After the opening exchanges at the Ricoh our chances of qualifying for the Champions Cup looked distinctly promising ... then it all went worng.
The boot of James Hook and a try for Ross Moriarty put us in to a 10-0 lead and we should have used that platform to take the sting out of Wasps.
Instead, we made basic tackling mistakes which let them back into the game with tries from Thomas Young, Rob Miller and Elliot Daly before half time.
In the second half Wasps earned a try bonus point and the 31-21 win puts them 13 points clear and favourites for that top six place. Henry Purdy crossed for what was very much a consolation try.
David Humphreys says he has rarely known such disappointment in a dressing room. It is a fact that all of Wasps tries came from Gloucester errors.
Wasps: R Miller C Wade,(S Tagicakibau 60), E Daly J Downey, T Varndell A Goode J Simpson (P Weepu 75); M Mullan (C) (S McIntyre 70), C Festuccia (E Shervington 50), J Cooper-Woolley (P Swainston 50), J Cannon, J Gaskell (K Myall 60) 7, A Johnson, T Young (G Thompson 65), N Hughes.
Tries: Young (2) Miller, Daly, G Thompson
Cons – A Goode (2)
Pens – Goode
Gloucs: C Sharples J May , M Atkinson, B Meakes H Purdy (B Burns 75); J Hook , D Robson (C Braley 75); D Murphy (Y Thomas 45), D Dawidiuk (A Lutui 65), J Afoa (S Puafisi 70); T Savage (c) , T Palmer (J Hudson70) R Moriarty (G Evans 50), M Kvesic (J Rowan 70), S Kalamafoni
Tries – R Moriarty, H Purdy
Con – Hook
Pens – Hook (3)