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May 1, 2015 at 7.45pm UK at Twickenham Stoop
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GloucesterGloucester Rugby
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Result: Gloucester Rugby beat Edinburgh for European Challenge Cup glory

Gloucester survive the final 15 minutes a man down to win a second European Challenge Cup with a 19-13 victory over Edinburgh at The Stoop.

Gloucester Rugby survived some late ill-discipline to claim their second European Challenge Cup triumph with a 19-13 win over Edinburgh at The Stoop tonight.

Billy Meakes was sent off with Gloucester 19-6 ahead and Edinburgh immediately pulled a try back, but the Aviva Premiership club hung on for European glory.

Phil Burleigh booted the Scots into a first-minute lead, but Greig Laidlaw kickstarted Gloucester's first-half comeback with the first of four penalties against his former club.

Captain Billy Twelvetrees put the Cherry and Whites 10-3 ahead with their only try of the game, and Gloucester's cushion remained at seven at the break as Sam Hidelgo-Clyan and Laidlaw exchanged penalties.

Two more Laidlaw kicks increased his side's lead, but Gloucester threatened to self-destruct as Ross Moriarty was sin-binned and Meakes red-carded for a high challenge on Sam Beard to briefly leave them with 13 men.

Edinburgh, who were the first Scottish team to reach a major European final, soon made their numerical advantage count as hooker Ross Ford touched down under the posts to set up an easy Hidelgo-Clyan conversion which brought them to within a converted try of victory.

However, Gloucester defended stoutly and ran down the clock well to secure another Challenge Cup win at the same ground where they won the trophy in 2006.

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Gloucester player Billy Burns scores the winning try despite the attentions of Adam Powell during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm Stadium on April 25, 2015
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