Ruan Ackermann signs contract extension with Gloucester

Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington
Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington
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Gloucester Rugby have announced that loose forward Ruan Ackermann has signed a contract extension with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Born in Pretoria, Ackermann made his professional rugby debut with Golden Lions in 2015 and made his Super Rugby debut for Lions a year later.

It was in August 2017, Gloucester announced the signing of the 28-year-old when his father Johan Ackermann was appointed the head coach of the club. He has been one of the top players in the Gallagher Premiership for carries and metres made and was voted Gloucester Rugby’s Players’ Player of the Season for 2021/22.

Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington is delighted with Ackermann remaining committed to the club.

“There was lots of competition for Ruan’s signature, so it’s a huge coup for the Club," said Skivington to the club's official website.

“Ruan has been fantastic for us and to have a player of his quality committing his future to the Club is a massive statement of trust in the direction we are heading in.

“Everyone at Gloucester Rugby is delighted that Ruan will be in Cherry & White next season.”

Gloucester are at ninth place in the Gallagher Premiership table with three wins from 12 matches.