Result: Gloucester ease past Bordeaux Begles

Gloucester run in four tries as they secure a themselves a bonus-point victory over Bordeaux Begles in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

Gloucester have earned themselves a bonus-point victory in the Amlin Challenge Cup with a 25-13 win over Bordeaux Begles at Kingsholm.

Will James scored the opening try of the contest after just six minutes before Billy Twelvetrees made it 10-0 when he got on the end of Jimmy Cowan's kick upfield.

Billy Twelvetrees for Gloucester© PA Photos

Nicolas Sanchez then kicked over two penalties to get Bordeaux within four points of their hosts, but Charlie Sharples extended Gloucester's lead with another try.

Twelvetrees planted a penalty between the posts with 34 minutes gone and the home side secured a bonus point when Sharples went over following a surging run from Ben Cowan.

Gloucester made sure of a 25-6 lead at the break when Twelvetrees scored his first conversion of the match.

The fly-half had a chance to further his side's lead on the hour but his penalty hit the posts.

Bordeaux's second-half display was rewarded in the final stages when Gautier Gibouin touched down before Camille Lopez converted.

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