Gloucester Rugby have confirmed the signing of openside flanker Jordy Reid from Championship side Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2020/21 season.
The 28-year-old made his professional rugby career with Super Rugby club Rebels in 2013 and featured for National Rugby Championship side Melbourne Rising. Since 2013, Reid has gone on to play 41 Super Rugby games before heading to Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Gloucester Director of Rugby David Humphreys expressed confidence on Reid's abilities and backed him to shine at Premiership level.
“With Jaco Kriel returning to South Africa and Aaron Hinkley choosing to move on, we have been looking for a certain type of player who can bring something different to our back-row options," Humphreys in a statement released by the club.
“Jordy has been one of the standout players in the Championship over the past couple of seasons and, having watched him play for Ealing this season, I believe the Gloucester Rugby supporters will love his style of play.
“Competition at the breakdown has been a huge part of this season’s Premiership and Jordy’s physical presence will be a point of difference.
"He played Super Rugby with James Hanson and Jason Woodward, who have both spoken very highly of him as a player and believe he will make a difference at the Club.”