New deal for Gloucester wing

Date published: November 16 2016

Gloucester have announced that versatile back Henry Purdy has agreed a new contract with the club, beginning from the 2017/18 campaign.

Purdy, who joined the Cherry and Whites from Leicester in 2014, has gone on to become a key part of the squad, playing 45 games to date.

The 22-year-old started on the left wing at the start of the domestic season, scoring in the opening two fixtures against Leicester and Worcester, before being deployed against Saracens at outside centre in the Anglo-Welsh Cup, in another try-scoring and influential effort.

Director of rugby David Humphreys is delighted to secure the winger’s future with the club and is excited to see his development continue.

“Henry has gone from strength to strength in a Gloucester shirt, and has been an important part of the squad in the past few seasons. We are excited to keep him at the club and contribute to our future,” he said.

“Henry has displayed a real maturity in his performances, and he is part of a really exciting group of young players that will hopefully have a big future in Cherry and White.”

Purdy himself was over the moon that he could secure his future and new contract so quickly.

“I’ve loved every second of my time at the club so the decision to agree the new deal was an easy one, definitely,” he said.

“I’ve made some great friends at the club, and I am really excited to continue making some great memories and help to fulfil our potential.”