Lindsay moving to Gloucester

Date published: March 13 2015

Gloucester have completed the signing of hooker Tom Lindsay, who will join the club from Premiership rivals Wasps at the end of the season.

The 27-year-old front-rower joined the club's junior academy at the age of 16 and made his first team debut against the Dragons in November, 2008.

"I feel lucky to have been part of such a wonderful club for so many years. I started in Wasps junior academy, playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights, alongside Joe Simpson and Dom Waldouck," Lindsay told the Wasps website.

"I grew up here really and I appreciate all the support Wasps fans have given me over the years. I have been fortunate to play alongside some incredible players and for some inspirational coaches who have played a big part in my development and I would like to thank them all, particularly Dai and the current coaching team, for that.

"I'm still loving my rugby as much as ever. It will be very different when I move, but I'm really excited about the new challenge with Gloucester and about the opportunity to play in the West Country.

"There's still so much to happen this season and I'm really looking forward to kicking on with Wasps and seeing if we can reach that European Semi Final, with a massive quarter final against Toulon to come next month, so it's a big time for the club."

Speaking about the announcement, Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys confirmed that it's another excellent piece of recruitment as Gloucester look ahead to next season.

"We are delighted to be bringing a player of Tom's quality and experience to the squad for next season. His set piece work is good, he carries the ball well, he's English qualified with a lot of experience and we hope has his best years ahead of him," he told the Gloucester website.

"Next season is unique due to the delayed start of the Aviva Premiership and the intensity of the season after the RWC will test the depth of every squad. We are preparing for that and continue to build a squad with quality players competing for each starting spot."