Morgan staying at Gloucester

Date published: November 18 2016

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Gloucester have announced that England international number eight Ben Morgan has put pen to paper on a new deal with the Premiership club.

Morgan is now in his fifth season with Gloucester and has been a crucial performer in the back-row of the side that he grew up supporting.

He arrived at Kingsholm from Scarlets in 2012, and has gone on to make 76 appearances to date as well as being capped 31 times by England.

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys is thrilled that the influential and powerful back-row has put pen to paper on a new contract.

“Ben expressed his desire to stay at the club, and we’re thrilled that we were able to agree a new deal which will hopefully see him continue to develop even further in a Gloucester shirt,” he said.

“We feel that the back row is an area of strength for us, and with the addition of Carl Fearns for next season, Ben will be a key part of that unit bringing real leadership skills to the group.”

Morgan spoke to the club website about the easy decision to remain a Cherry and White.

“It’s great to be part of this club, and it’s my local club that means a lot to me. I’m absolutely over the moon to sign a new deal,” he said.

“I grew up supporting Gloucester, and it is a special place to play. It helps to have that desire and passion for the club, and the feel of the community at this club is a big thing for me, and a big part of my decision to continue at the club.”

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