28th November 2016, 09:41 | university

Premier South round-up

Premier South round-up

By Alex Davis

Gloucestershire kept up the pace at the top of Premier South with a convincing 66-0 home win over Exeter.

They touched down 12 times in a second half, with their visitors only handling the ball three times after an error-strewn first 40.

A hat-trick from prop forward Malikhi Lloyd-Jones and two each from Callum Merrett and Kaine Dimech contributed to Exeter's demise.

Brad Kislingbury, Harry Kidd, Joe Rider, Josh Williams and Luke Stephens all touched down.

Gloucestershire's coach Anthony Murray was pleased with his side's reaction after an indifferent start.



 

He said: "I gave them a bit of a talking to on the 20 minute mark. In the sheds at half-time we had a discussion and we went out and scored 50 points and some nice tries. I'm really pleased." 

Nottingham Trent moved level with rivals St Mary's and Loughborough following a comfortable 34-10 win over Swansea, which leaves the Welsh side nine points adrift of their opponents.

Next week, leaders Gloucestershire face a tough trip north to face Loughborough, Swansea welcome St Mary's, who will be looking to close the nine-point gap opened up by Gloucestershire.

And Nottingham Trent face Exeter aiming to secure second spot outright.

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