Sep 26, 2014 at 7.45pm UK at ​Kassam Stadium
London Welsh
GloucesterGloucester Rugby
Pienaar (35')
Purdy (26'), Sharples (28'), Atkinson (69', 72'), May (74'), PenaltyTry (80')

Result: Winless London Welsh thumped by Gloucester Rugby

London Welsh lose 46-10 to Gloucester as their winless streak in the Aviva Premiership extends to four games.

London Welsh remain winless in their Aviva Premiership campaign after going down 46-10 to Gloucester Rugby at The Kassam Stadium tonight.

Dan Robson of Gloucetser makes a break during the Aviva Premiership match between London Welsh and Gloucester Rugby at Kassam Stadium on September 26, 2014© Getty Images

Gloucester started the better of both outfits and cruised into a 12-0 lead inside the opening half-hour.

Henry Purdy and Charlie Sharples touched down two tries in as many minutes for the visitors, with James Hook adding the extras from Sharples's try.

Welsh threw themselves a lifeline five minutes before the interval when Ben Pienaar crossed over, before Olly Barkley added the conversion and a penalty before the break to reduce the gap to two points.

However, Laurie Fisher's side kept their cool and penalties from captain Billy Twelvetrees and Greig Laidlaw helped open up an eight-point gap.

Second-half replacement Mark Atkinson then touched down twice within three minutes to effectively end the contest, before Jonny May and a late penalty try wrapped up a convincing win.

Rob Cook of Gloucester Rugby scores a try in the corner as Tom Brady of Sale Sharks tries to tackle during the Aviva Premiership match between Gloucester Rugby and Sales Sharks at Kingsholm on September 13, 2014
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