• Gloucester 6-15 Bath: third straight defeat at Kingsholm
• Late tries from Anthony Watson and Matt Banahan seal win for visitors
Gloucester’s intent at the start of the campaign was to turn Kingsholm into a fortress, but they forgot to roll up the welcome mat. Bath, like Leicester and Newcastle before them this season, came from behind here to leave the Shed shedding tears.
David Humphreys, Gloucester’s director of rugby, said the three home defeats, which followed Northampton’s victory here at the end of last season, are unacceptable and he struggled to understand why a dominant performance in the opening half, which was not reflected by the 3-0 interval scoreline, was followed by an alarming collapse against opponents who had a 12-strong injury list.
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