The home side subdued their much-vaunted opponents up front, with Tigers not fronting up to the challenge without seven of their top pack members – all of whom are at the Rugby World Cup, which got under way in Australia on Friday.
England discard Henry Paul, one man whom many feel could have been at the World Cup, weighed in with 14 crucial points, while England Under-21 winger Marcel Garvey and Kiwi-born centre Robert Todd scored Gloucester's two tries, the latter an intercept from a wild Leicester pass in the final 10 minutes of the game.
All Leicester had to show from their 80 minutes was a solitary Tim Stimpson penalty, the latter having been drafted into the Tigers' starting line-up after an 11th-hour injury to England jack-of-all-trades Austin Healey, who could just have provided the Leicester team with the required spark on the day.
For Gloucester:Tries: Garvey, ToddCons: PaulPens: Paul 4
For Leicester:Pens: Stimpson