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Gloucester 30-12 Bath
EDF Energy Cup

Gloucester (17) 30
Try: penalty, Balding, Merriman, Walker
Cons: Walker (2)
Pen: Walker (2)

Bath (5) 12
Try: Parks, Cheeseman
Cons: Malone

Willie Walker's 15 points earned Gloucester a second win of the season over Bath in an Anglo-Welsh Cup game where only local pride at stake.

Karl Pryce made his Gloucester debut but it was the pack whose were largely to thank for their 17-5 half-time lead.

A penalty try and Adam Balding's twist over the line put Gloucester ahead with debutant Dan Parkes replying for Bath.

Walker set up James Merriman before Tom Cheeseman scored for Bath, but Walker had the final word with the final try.


  • Gloucester head coach Dean Ryan on Karl Pryce:
  • "He's big but he isn't the crash, bang, wallop player people think. He's got great skills and he is an exciting prospect for the future.    "He's on a three-year deal and we aren't placing expectations on him."

  • Bath head coach Steve Meehan on Chev Walker:
  • "He's a 13, that's his spot. That's where we will see him playing for a long time in the future.

    "He's a lot more comfortable at outside centre than on the wing."


    Gloucester: Morgan; K Pryce, Tindall (capt), Adams, Foster; W Walker, H Thomas; Collazo, Elloway, Nieto, Pendlebury, James, Boer, Merriman, Balding.
    Replacements: Forster, McMillan, A Brown, Lawson, Simpson-Daniel, Davies, Eustace/Hazell.

    Bath: Stephenson; Davey, Walker, Cheeseman, Bory; Malone (capt), Travagli; Parkes, Ward, Ovens, Smith, Fidler, Louw, Faamatuianu, Goodman.
    Replacements: Brooker, Barnes, Bentall, Miller, Williams, Cuthbert, Mangeolles.



    SEE ALSO
    EDF Energy Anglo-Welsh Cup 2006/7
    20 Oct 06 |  Rugby Union
    Anglo-Welsh Cup archive
    24 Jul 06 |  Welsh
    Bristol 14-12 Gloucester
    24 Nov 06 |  English
    Bath 20-14 Newcastle
    25 Nov 06 |  English


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