Kirill Gotovtsev signs new deal with Gloucester

Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington
Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington
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Gloucester have confirmed that tighthead prop Kirill Gotovtsev has signed a new contract with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Born in Russia, the 36-year-old made his professional rugby debut with Krasny Yar in 2013 and made his international debut for Russia against Portugal in November 2015.

He was also part of Russia's Rugby World Cup squad in 2019 and went on to link up with the Cherry and whites ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Gotovtsev has played 55 times for Gloucester including 16 games this season.

“Kirill has been a great player for us at set-piece and around the field, so we’re delighted to keep him here at Kingsholm," said director of rugby George Skivington.

“Our scrum has been particularly impressive, not just this season, but for the last couple of years, and Kirill has played a huge role in that.”

Gloucester are positioned ninth in the Gallagher Premiership table with four wins from 14 matches.