A thrilling encounter between Gloucester and Leicester Tigers at the Kingsholm Stadium has ended 27-21 to the hosts.
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Burns converted the try but Toby Flood quickly reduced the deficit for Leicester with a well-taken penalty.
A penalty from Burns restored Gloucester's seven-point lead before Scott Hamilton edged over the line for Leicester's first try.
Burns produced a moment of brilliance before half-time by chipping over Leicester's defence and running clear to make the 17-8.
Flood and Burns traded penalties either side of half-time and another successful attempt from Flood looked as though it might spark a comeback.