Skivington reflects as Gloucester beat Wasps 40-24

Gloucester claimed a bonus point win over Wasps with a 40-24 blow out.

Tries from Jack Singleton, Matt Garvey, Joe Simpson, Jason Woodward and Billy Twelvetrees all pushed the Gloucestershire outfit to a win.

The cherry and whites now sit at 7th in the table, the result comes off the back of a Leicester thrashing last weekend as they lost 39-15.

Gloucester coach George Skivington spoke on how the result is a product of the loss last weekend:

“It was a tough week for us and last weekend wasn’t what we were expecting. I think there was just a lot of honesty in the group and a lot of hard work.

“Today we got nearer to executing the sort of game plan that we want to do. I thought the energy was great and there was a group of lads out there that wanted to fight hard for each other.” said Skivington.

Gloucester made numerous errors against Leicester Tigers in round one as they lost 38-15. The Cherry and Whites head coach was pleased to see the improvement in their execution of the basics.

“We caught a few more balls. And we probably kicked a little bit better. That is a fact. We went in with a plan last week and every time we got near executing the plan we made a very simple errors.

“Today we cut out the simple errors and put ourselves in positions to actually go for the plays that we had in place. I thought our defence was outstanding today.”

Gloucester made 153 tackles on Saturday compared to the 102 made in the previous week. Skivington praised the work of his fellow coaches in helping make the much needed improvement, saying:

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“Dom Waldouck has done an outstanding job getting the boys organised and hungry to make tackles and embrace that part of the game.

“That was probably the deciding of it because obviously Wasps are a massive attacking threat and we knew that. Our discipline in defence was probably the thing that got us out on top I thought.”

Next weekend Gloucester face Harlequins in the ever familiar Kingsholm Stadium, Quins come off the back of a 49-29 win away at Northampton.

The game promises to be a high scoring encounter with Gloucester hoping to secure the win and climb higher up the table.

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