Braley extends Gloucester stay

Date published: December 8 2016

Gloucester have announced their next re-signing for the 2017/18 season as scrum-half Callum Braley agrees terms on a new contract.

One of the club’s brightest talents, a two time Junior World Champion with England U20, the 22-year old has put pen to paper on a new deal with the Cherry and Whites, following in the footsteps of close friends and team-mates, Billy Burns and Henry Purdy, who also agreed new terms in the past few weeks.

Braley has made 33 senior appearances during his career to date with Gloucester and is in the matchday squad for Thursday’s European Rugby Challenge Cup fixture against La Rochelle.

Highlights of his time in Cherry and White include helping Gloucester to lift the Premiership Rugby 7s in 2014, skippering both the United and 7s teams and scoring memorable tries against Saracens and Benetton Treviso.

After waiting patiently for playing opportunities, Braley is now targeting more first team outings after taking his time developing under the tutelage of experienced team mates Willi Heinz and Greig Laidlaw.

Speaking to the club website this week, Braley is excited for what the future holds.

“I’m very excited to be staying at the club, I owe it a lot for helping me to progress my career and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds here at Gloucester.”

“I want to be involved, week in and week out, getting as much game time as I can so I can further my career and become a better player for the club. Hopefully I can do that over the next couple of years and help achieve success for Gloucester Rugby.”

Gloucester’s director of rugby, David Humphreys, is delighted to secure Braley’s future and is challenging the scrum-half to continue his good form and impressions on the squad.

“We’re very happy that Callum is extending his stay at the club as he’s a very exciting player and forms part of what we feel can be a core of young English talent who can take this club forward,” he said.

“He’s been patient, but he’s also ambitious. He’s learned a lot from working with the likes of Greig (Laidlaw) and Willi (Heinz), but he’s now starting to turn his potential into quality matchday performances. We’re confident that he’ll continue his progression and really push hard for a starting spot and are delighted he sees his future as part of what we’re trying to achieve here at Gloucester Rugby.”