Newcastle Falcons became the first visiting side to win at Kingsholm in the Premiership this season, as they capitalised on Gloucester’s kicking issues to triumph 21-20 on Saturday.
Ally Hogg and Michael Young scored tries for the in-form Falcons, who appeared to be coasting towards victory when they led 21-10 in the early stages of the second half.
However, they were indebted to a missed conversion in the closing minutes, Billy Twelvetrees unable to add the extras after Lewis Ludlow had barged his way over from close range.
Into third we go… pic.twitter.com/KzLXfntJ4N
— Newcastle Falcons (@FalconsRugby) March 3, 2018
Denny Solomona celebrated signing a new contract with Sale by scoring a hat-trick of tries in the Sharks’ 34-25 win over struggling Northampton.
The winger – who penned a four-year deal during the week – completed his treble in the first half as Sale, who also saw Marland Yarde cross, wrapped up a bonus point before the break.
Having trailed 31-6 at half time, Northampton responded with three tries of their own in the second half – Michael Paterson, Rob Horne and Heinrich Brussow the scorers – but the Sharks held for their first league win at Franklin’s Gardens since May 2006.
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