Morgan signs Gloucester extension

Ben Morgan
Ben Morgan has signed a new contract with Gloucester Rugby
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England number eight Ben Morgan has signed a new contract with Gloucester which will keep him at Kingsholm for the foreseeable future.

The 25-year-old, capped 27 times by England, follows fellow internationals Jonny May and Matt Kvesic in signing new deals with the Aviva Premiership club.

He joined Gloucester from the Scarlets in 2012 and was named QBE man of the series during England's recent autumn tests.

"Having been away with England for a few weeks in the autumn, it was great to come back to Gloucester and sign a new contract," Morgan said.

"I am really grateful to the club for the smooth way it has been handled.

"I am delighted to be staying. I am enjoying my rugby and being part of a talented group of players that are improving week by week."

Gloucester rugby director David Humphreys added: "We are absolutely delighted that Ben has signed a new contract with the club.

"He is a key part of our plans going forward, and it was very important to us to secure his services.

"He has been in excellent form in recent months, both for club and country, and seems to be enjoying his rugby hugely.

"Most importantly, though, he is happy with the direction that we're heading in and with our ambitions for the club.

"He wants to be part of that going forward, and we are delighted that he is on board."