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Premiership Women's Rugby: Gloucester stage comeback win at Leicester and Harlequins beat Sale

Alex Matthews playing for Gloucester
One of Gloucester's try-scorers Alex Matthews is an experienced England international

Gloucester-Hartpury staged a comeback to win 33-26 and prevent an upset at Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Women's Rugby.

Three tries gave the hosts a 19-7 lead at the break but Gloucester then scored four tries to clinch victory.

Leicester have won once in their first PWR season but the two bonus points lifts them off the foot of the table.

Meanwhile, a heavy defeat for Sale Sharks at Harlequins on Sunday saw them remain rooted to the bottom.

Roisin McBrien opened the scoring for Leicester and they doubled their lead when Meg Jones charged down a clearance kick, picked up the ball and finished under the posts.

Kerin Lake hit back for the visitors but Leicester responded well, adding a third try through Fran McGhie just before half-time.

Leicester started the second half with a bang with an Amelia Tutt try, but Gloucester were the next to score with Alex Matthews dotting down.

Wing Cath Richards scored two tries to level the match before Emma Sing raced over to give unbeaten Gloucester, who are second in the table, the victory.

It was an afternoon of comebacks as Bristol Bears defeated Exeter Chiefs 22-12.

Bristol went 12-0 down to Exeter but scored 22 unanswered points to seal the win over their west country rivals, while Saracens beat Trailfinders 48-17.

On Sunday, England back Ellie Kildunne scored four tries as Quins cruised to a routine 53-12 bonus-point win over Sale at the Stoop.

Sale took a surprise lead in the capital through Eti Haungatau but Kildunne scored her first to equalise before the hosts took complete control.

Kildunne added three more and Beth Wilcock also claimed a hat-trick, with Connie Powell and Izzy Mayhew also scoring

Mhairi Grieve crossed for a second-half consolation for Sale.

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