Ruan Dreyer follows Franco Mostert to Gloucester

Ruan Dreyer (right) has played for South Africa four times
Ruan Dreyer (right) has played for South Africa four times

Lions prop Ruan Dreyer becomes the latest South African international to join Gloucester Rugby ahead of the new season.

The news followed moments later his international and club team-mate Franco Mostert also signed a contract with the Kingsholm based club.

The 27-year-old has been part of Golden Lions since 2010 and was a member of the South Africa Under 20 squad that competed in the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship.

He was also a key member of the Super Rugby side Lions that reached back to back finals in 2016 and 2017 and now will reunite with present Gloucester head coach Johan Ackermann.

"I'm very excited to come over and play for Gloucester Rugby, it is a new challenge and a different environment, it also allows for much more time spent with my Wife, Zonica and baby Boy, Anru, and that's very important for us.

"I'm very excited to play under coach Johan again, he is a really good coach, and his people skills are probably among the best of the coaches out there, he's a people person and he will always put the team and its players first.

"He will always be honest with you, and you will always know where you stand, that makes it such a pleasure playing under him.

"Gloucester is a small city with lots of loyal rugby supporters that stands behind their team. Obviously it will be nice playing alongside Ruan [Ackermann] and Jaco [Kriel] again, and I’m looking forward to meet the new team mates and all the new characters in the squad."

Dreyer has also played for South Africa four times in 2017 with three of it coming in The Rugby Championship tournament.

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