Premiership Rugby Cup: Gloucester, Leicester and Worcester sail to victory


Alex Morgan’s two tries came with Exeter at 14 men after Ian Whitten was dumped

Gloucester maintained his perfect Premiership Rugby Cup record with another big win beating Exeter 45-19 at Kingsholm.

Elsewhere, Leicester earned their second victory in two games with an outright 55-7 victory over Wasps.

Worcester started their campaign with an equally impressive victory, beating Bristol 68-13 at Sixways.

Alex Morgan passed the first half twice as Gloucester sealed a bonus point ahead of the break against the Chiefs, who gave a try shortly before the break thanks to Rus Tuima.

George Barton scored Gloucester’s fifth try three minutes after half-time before young Exeter winger Arthur Relton and scrum-half Sam Hidalgo-Clyne restored some respectability to the score.

But substitute Jack Reeves got a sixth try for the hosts with three minutes left to put them on 10 points in two games, while Exeter is yet to win a match in the competition after losing bonus points against Bristol last week.

At the Coventry Building Society Arena, Calum Green, James Whitcombe, Hosea Saumaki and two others for Guy Porter helped the Tigers lead 41-0 at the Coventry Building Society Arena for Leicester.

Oliver Hartley pushed back a try eight minutes from time before Saumaki scored two more for Leicester in the final three minutes of the game.

Worcester had already scored five tries as they led 38-5 at Sixways, before Bristol sent off Charlie Powell shortly before half-time after knocking out Harri Doel in the air.

They scored five more after the break as Gareth Simpson and Tom Howe both scored twice, Billy Searle had nine conversions to add to his own try.

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