Gloucester Rugby were defeated 26-5 by Leicester Tigers on Sunday at Kingsholm in a contest that has severely hampered their chances of making the play-offs.
It was an important game for both teams, with just five rounds to go before the end of the season, the battle for the Champions Cup places is heating up.
The first half of the match was tightly contested, with neither side managing to put a point on the board before the break.
In the second half though, the visitors ran away with it, Mike Brown, Julian Montoya, Ben Youngs and Jasper Wise scored tries that secure the win for the Tigers and a valuable bonus point.
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For Skivington’s side it was a disappointing result, and it sees them fall to ninth in the Premiership table.
Following the game, the Cherry and Whites coach conceded that it would be challenging for Gloucester to climb into the top four, he said: “That’s a big loss for us today. It makes life very difficult but we’ve got lots to improve on in our performance and I don’t feel we can feel hard done by today.”
He continued: “I don’t think anything has gone. But it does make things very, very difficult now and I don’t feel if I’m honest we should be talking too much about the play-offs. We just need to talk about getting better and taking those opportunities when we create them.”