Premiership Side Complete The Signing Of Gerbrandt Grobler
Gloucester have announced the signing of South Africa second-row Gerbrandt Grobler from Irish province Munster.
Grobler joined Munster at the start of last season from French giants Racing 92, havin began his career with Western Province before graduating into the Stormers side in Super Rugby.
He impressed hugely in the closing stages of the season and will seen as a huge coup for the recently rebranded Cherry and Whites.
Director of Rugby David Humphreys spoke of the news of Grobler’s arrival at the club.
“Over the past couple of seasons, Gerbrandt has developed into a top quality second row and made a big impression during his time at Racing and Munster Rugby. He will bring the benefit of his experience from those top European clubs to Gloucester and his athleticism and skillset are well suited to Gloucester’s style of play.
“We are excited to add another young, dynamic forward to our squad, and he will add a lot of quality and options to our pack.”
Speaking this week, Grobler spoke of his excitement ahead of his move to the Gallagher Premiership.
“It’s a big competition to come and play in. In South Africa, the English competition is the one that gets aired the most, and gets the most attention, and you get to mix it up with the world’s best from all over.
“The English league gives a huge opportunity to learn, every game is close, a contest until the end. That’s one thing that appeals to me, the opportunity to test yourself week in, week out.
“Gloucester are a club that are on the up, and I want to be part of something with the same ambitions and goals as me. I want to be part of something that is building, and spend my future here.
“The thing that excites me about this move, is joining a team with big ambitions to improve, to be consistent and build something really successful with the squad.”