Burns denies Warriors

Substitute Freddie Burns denied Worcester their first win of the Aviva Premiership season with a dramatic penalty strike six minutes into injury time in a 16-16 draw at Sixways.

Andy Goode looked to have secured victory for the Warriors just two minutes earlier after Gloucester skipper Jim Hamilton recklessly pushed Worcester lock James Percival at a line-out. But Worcester could not hold on, and Burns struck with the final kick of an otherwise dire contest to secure a draw.

Gloucester centre Henry Trinder and Worcester replacement prop James Currie scored second-half tries, while Goode slotted two penalties and his team-mate Joe Carlisle a penalty and conversion. Burns slotted a penalty and conversion from his two kicks at goal and there was a penalty double from Billy Twelvetrees.