Ben Meehan to join Gloucester ahead of 2021/22 season

Ben Meehan will join Gloucester from London Irish
Ben Meehan will join Gloucester from London Irish

London Irish scrum-half Ben Meehan will make a switch to Gloucester Rugby ahead of the 2021/22 season.

A product of Reds Academy, the 28-year-old made his senior debut with Super Rugby club Melbourne Rebels in 2014 and went on to make 33 appearances for them before switching to London Irish ahead of the 2017/18 season. He has played in 33 Premiership games for the Exiles.

The 5ft 10in scrum-half also had represented Australian Under 20 side in the past that competed in the 2013 IRB Junior World Championship in France.

Gloucester head coach George Skivington had already worked with Meehan when he was the forwards coach between 2016 and 2020 and is now looking forward to work with him again.

“Ben is an experienced and exciting scrum-half who will bring a lot of energy to the squad," said Skivington to the club's official website.

"Having worked with him during my time at Irish, I know his quality and I'm looking forward to seeing him in a Gloucester Rugby shirt.

"With Willi Heinz moving on at the end of last season, we felt that we needed to bring in an experienced operator at scrum half and with fierce competition for the starting 9 shirt, we’re really looking forward to seeing the lads push each other in training and get the best out of each other."