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New contract for Kalamafoni

14th November 2013 07:35


Sione Kalamafoni for Gloucester

New deal: Sione Kalamafoni

Gloucester are boosted by news that Tongan international back-row Sione Kalamafoni has put pen to paper on a new contract at the Premiership outfit.

Kalamafoni, who joined from Championship club Nottingham Rugby in 2012, has run out 37 times in strong performances for the Cherry and Whites.

And director of rugby Nigel Davies is happy that the 25-year-old has committed to the club.

"It's fantastic news. Sione has attracted attention worldwide, from the likes of Japan and, of course, France," Davies told the club's official website.

"He could have made more money elsewhere, but he wants to stay here at Gloucester. He knows the plans that we've put in place and believes in what we're doing. He wants to be part of something here.

"I've said all along that there's a huge commitment here by the board to be successful, and we have clear plans moving forward. Sione and the other recent signings will be a big part of that, and it shows our intent.

"It's great news for Gloucester. He's a fantastic rugby player, versatile enough to play at six, a good line-out option and we all know his work rate around the park. He's got terrific skills and is one of the hardest running eights around."

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