Scrum-half Joe Simpson pens new deal with Gloucester

Gloucester Director of Rugby David Humphreys
Gloucester Director of Rugby David Humphreys
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Gloucester Rugby have announced that former England international Joe Simpson has penned a new deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.

Simpson joined Gloucester in 2019 after spending 13 seasons with Wasps and has scored eight tries from nine appearances for the Cherry and Whites since then.

The 31-year-old, who made a solitary appearance for England that came during the 2011 World Cup has featured in 189 Premiership games scoring 31 tries and has also represented Team GB in the Sevens format previously.

The 5ft 11in scrum-half admitted that committing his future to Gloucester Rugby was a straightforward decision.

“I’ve loved my time here so far. Everyone at Gloucester Rugby made me feel really welcome from the moment I arrived ahead of preseason which helped me to settle in quickly, get used to being at a new club and hitting the ground running in a rugby sense.
he told the official website of the club.

“It’s a terrific set-up, a great bunch of players and we’re starting to show what we can do on the pitch. I genuinely think that we can go on to achieve great things here at Gloucester Rugby.

“When David spoke to me about extending my stay, I didn’t hesitate and I’m delighted that I’ll be staying with Gloucester Rugby and helping to build for the future.”

Gloucester are positioned seventh in the Gallagher Premiership table with two wins from five games while they are languishing at the bottom of Pool 5 in the Heineken Champions Cup after losing both their opening matches.

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