Gloucester went to second in the Premiership with a resounding 39-10 over struggling Bristol at Kingsholm.
Five tries through Olly Morgan, Peter Buxton (two), Alex Brown and Ryan Lamb was more than enough to seal the win. Gloucester head coach Dean Ryan lauded his team for sealing the five points so early in the game.
“For 50 or 60 minutes, we were excellent and they (Bristol) did not have an answer to it. It was a crucial time,” said Ryan.
“Playing a side like Bristol, you have to be ahead after 60 minutes and, if you have not got a good lead, you have not shaken them off.
“Bristol are a tough side around the contact area and it looked like they worked on that for this game.”
In the other fixture of the night, Worcester downed Britsol’s fellow-strugglers Newcastle 26-11. The Worcester tries came from Australasian recruits Chris Latham and Sam Tuitupou.