London Irish’s seven game losing streak ended at Worcester in round 21 of Aviva Premiership Rugby. The Exiles have lost their last three encounters at Madejski Stadium but have not lost four in a row at the venue in the Premiership since season 2004/05.
Gloucester Rugby have lost their last five matches since beating table-topping Harlequins at Kingsholm on 25 February – their worst run in the competition since season 2000/01. Gloucester’s only away victory in Aviva Premiership Rugby since early November came at Bath in round 15.
The last ten fixtures between the two clubs in the Premiership have all been won by the home side on the day, whilst Gloucester have not been triumphant at Madejski Stadium since a 22-11 win on 10 November 2006.
Referee: Dave Pearson (163rd Premiership game)