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Last Updated: Saturday, 29 September 2007, 19:32 GMT 20:32 UK
Gloucester 29-7 Worcester
Gloucester and England centre Mike Tindall
Tindall missed out on the World Cup because of his broken leg
Gloucester (6) 29
Tries: Simpson-Daniel, Azam, Tindall
Cons: Lamb
Pens: Lamb 3
Drops: Lamb

Worcester (0) 7
Tries: Quinnell
Cons: Drahm

Mike Tindall completed a fairytale comeback with a try as Guinness Premiership leaders Gloucester romped to victory over Worcester.

The England centre was ruled out of the World Cup, but returned on the day that Kingsholm unveiled a new 10m stand.

A record crowd of 15,781 watched a scrappy first half before James Simpson-Daniel cut loose to score.

Olivier Azam bundled over from a catch and drive and then Marcel Garvey gifted Tindall the sweetest score of the game.


  • Gloucester boss Dean Ryan (on the new stand at Kingsholm)

    "This is a significant step forward for the club.

    "Everybody should be aware that there has been masses of work to get this game on. We knew it was a tight deadline, so credit to everybody.

    "I'm pleased we played a part to make it a bit of a party."

  • Worcester coach Mike Ruddock

    "We made a fantastic clean line-break before losing possession and Gloucester scored. One pass let us down.

    "I felt we drove well, but were prevented from getting too much reward. It's a balance between mixing the game up and keeping it tight as well.

    "You could argue that Gloucester should have had a sin-binning when you could see them coming around mauls offside."


    Gloucester: Morgan; Simpson-Daniel, Tindall, Allen, Bailey; Lamb, Prendergast; Wood, Azam, Nieto, Buxton (capt), Brown, Strokosch, Hazell, Narraway.
    Replacements: Titterrell, Califano, Pendlebury, Balding, Lewis, Walker.

    Worcester: Drahm; Delport, Rasmussen, Feaunati, Garvey; Brown, Powell; Morris, Fortey, Taumoepeau, Murphy, Gillies, Hickey, Sanderson (capt), Horstmann
    Replacements: Windo, Gotting, Bowley, Quinnell, Powell, Tucker, Pennell.



    SEE ALSO
    Tindall & Hodgson miss World Cup
    13 Aug 07 |  English
    Saracens 31-38 Gloucester
    23 Sep 07 |  English
    Worcester 24-24 Wasps
    22 Sep 07 |  English


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