A king’s ransom at Kingsholm

THE final day of the Aviva Premiership season at Kingsholm may not have resulted in a win for Gloucester against champions-in-waiting Exeter, but it did prove to be a prosperous occasion for the children’s charity of rugby.

Helped by students from Hartpury College, Wooden Spoon Gloucestershire committee members collected £1,660 from home and travelling supporters attending the sell-out showdown at Kingsholm.

A spokesperson for the region said: “We would like to thank Gloucester Rugby for welcoming us to the fixture and both sets of supporters for their generosity.”

On the pitch, Exeter was not in such a charitable mood, recording a 20-34 victory over their hosts. Trailing by two points at half-time, the Chiefs took a decisive lead after the break courtesy of tries from Ben Moon, James Short and Will Chudley.

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