Humphreys good for Gloucester - Hook

07th Jul 2014, 13:27

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James Hook: Excited by David Humphreys' appointment

James Hook: Excited by David Humphreys' appointment

New Gloucester signing James Hook has backed David Humphreys to bring European success to the Kingsholm-based club.

New Gloucester signing James Hook has backed David Humphreys to bring European success to the Kingsholm-based club.

Humphreys recently resigned from his role as Ulster's director of rugby to take up a similar position at Gloucester. Utility back Hook, who joined the Cherry and Whites from Perpignan, believes the former Ireland fly-half is the right man to lead his new club in the inaugural European Rugby Challenge Cup and the Aviva Premiership.

"As a player his record spoke for itself and then you see what a fantastic job he's done at Ulster," Hook told the Gloucester Citizen.

"The work he put in there was incredible, it's a really exciting appointment.

"I haven't met him but from everything I have heard from other people he has been outstanding and it can only be good for the club.

"He had Ulster going stride for stride with Leinster and Munster. You only have to look at them in the Heineken Cup to see how good he is because a lot of that is down to David.

"There's no reason he can't bring that sort of success to Gloucester. He's ambitious, he wanted to move to the Premiership and I'm sure everyone at Gloucester is looking forward to working with him."