Gloucester backs coach Tim Taylor praised his side's 80-minute performance after they crushed Leicester 36-13 at Kingsholm to move up to third in the Gallagher Premiership table.

Tigers had no answers to the hosts' pace and power as Gloucester scored five tries. Ollie Thorley ran in two superb efforts, with Matt Banahan, Jason Woodward and Fraser Balmain also crossing.

Danny Cipriani added three conversions and a penalty, with Billy Twelvetrees converting one.

Taylor said: "It was a massive team effort and an excellent win against a very strong side, as a great set piece from us provided an excellent platform for our backs.

"We showed our ambition to shift the ball and Danny (Cipriani) controlled the game with some excellent distribution and well-judged kicking to put us in the right areas."

Cipriani returned after a three-week suspension, following his sending off at Munster, to guide his side to a thrilling win.

He said: "Former Leicester players Ed Slater and Fraser Balmain were very useful in the build-up as they understand Tigers' culture and how they play.

"I love it here and it's a great environment and city to play in and I believe the group are learning something from each game to improve week by week."

Next up for Gloucester is a trip to Sandy Park to face Exeter in the first of three meetings between the clubs in the space of a month.

Cipriani said: "Rob Baxter has built something special down there and they are great to watch but it's a great opportunity for us."

Mike Williams scored Leicester's try, with Joe Ford kicking the conversion and two penalties but their interim coach Geordan Murphy accepted his side were second best.

He said: "We picked a dominant pack to try and get some control but we didn't achieve this as Gloucester's physicality was very impressive.

"The game got away from us in the first half when we conceded three tries. The first one was frustrating as I felt Dan Cole was held down in the scrum and the try could have been chalked off but we were then a bit naive and lost concentration.

"They had all the ball in the first half but we managed to get a foothold and were in the game at 29-13 but their defence held firm and that breakaway try at the end rubbed salt in the wounds.

"It's really difficult as we are down to the bare bones but we'll need to be better to challenge Saracens next week as that's going to be a tough one."