New contract for Moriarty

Date published: November 5 2014

Gloucester have announced that 20-year-old back-row Ross Moriarty has signed a contract extension with the Aviva Premiership club.

Gloucester have announced that 20-year-old back-row forward Ross Moriarty has signed a new contract with the Aviva Premiership outfit.

A double Junior World Championship winner with England, Moriarty follows in the footsteps of Matt Kvesic and Jonny May in agreeing fresh terms.

He made his first team debut for Gloucester in the LV= Cup fixture at the Ospreys in November 2012 and has also featured against Fiji and Japan.

This season has seen him establish himself in the first team squad – he has played a part in all of Gloucester’s matches so far this season.

“I’m very pleased that Ross has committed his future to the club. He is still relatively young in rugby terms, but is already contributing hugely to what we are trying to achieve as a team,” said Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys

“He looks at home whenever we throw him into first team action. He’s a strong, physical player and his understanding of the game gets better and better each and every week.

“And, like Matt Kvesic and Jonny May before him, it’s great that he sees Gloucester as the right place for him to play his rugby. We’re delighted to have him on board going forward.”

Moriarty added: “I’m really excited to have signed on again at Gloucester. I’ve obviously been here for a few years as part of the Academy, and now as part of the first team squad and I’m really happy to be staying.”

“I’ve been lucky to be involved in every game so far this season, and I’m really grateful for those opportunities and determined to make the most of them. It’s been a good season so far, and I just want to build on that and make the most of what playing time I can get.

“Everything seems to be moving in the right direction at the club, I’m really happy with how things are going. As a team we need to keep the momentum going, keep working hard and improving and I’m looking forward to being part of that.”