England wing to rejoin Johan Ackermann’s Gloucester

England wing Jonny Could will depart Leicester to rejoin Premiership rivals Gloucester on the suitable of the season.

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The English Premiership season is in the interim suspended attributable to coronavirus, nonetheless Could is because of return to Gloucester on 1 July.

Could has scored 30 tries in 44 matches for Leicester since arriving from Gloucester in 2017.

“I am pleased with my time at Leicester Tigers. What an unimaginable expertise to have carried out for such a great wanting membership,” Could talked about on Saturday.

“It really has developed my recreation and it is launched the proper out in me as a participant. I gave 100 per cent each time I put the shirt on and I’ve no regrets.”

Gloucester director of rugby David Humphreys talked regarding the deal to take Could as shortly as additional to Kingsholm was achieved all by means of virus lockdown.

“Now now we now have now been chatting with Jonny for a short time, and have been very near an settlement earlier to the Premiership was postponed and our discussions wished to be positioned on defend,” Humphreys talked about.

“With the altering panorama in English rugby and former, we very tons appreciated Jonny’s pragmatic method to our discussions.”

Could, who’s 30, is England’s fifth highest try-scorer, with 29 in his 56 worldwide appearances, and was a part of the group which misplaced the 2019 World Cup closing contained in the midst of South Africa in Japan.

He talked about Gloucester have been the one group he wished to hitch as shortly as he determined to depart Leicester.

“I am grateful to David Humphreys and everybody at Gloucester who’ve discovered a vogue for me to rejoin,” Could talked about.

Gloucester’s head coach is former Lions mentor Johan Ackermann.

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