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Ruan Ackermann extends with Gloucester, confirming he will stay in England

BY Grant Constable  ·  Wednesday Jan 27, 2021

Ruan Ackermann has pledged his allegiance to Gloucester Rugby with todays news that he has signed a new deal at the club. He joined in 2017-2018 and has become a prominent figure for the Cherry & Whites, with the extension no doubt securing his status as a fan favourite. 

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With 75 appearances in the last four seasons, the powerful South African has scored 11 tries for his club.

“I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to sign a new deal with Gloucester Rugby,” the strong ball carrier said after signing.

“This Club has become a huge part of my life in England and the past 4 years, and I am looking forward to being able to share more memories with the love and support of the fans at Kingsholm.

“We are fortunate to have a really gifted squad, and I am excited to keep developing, learning and growing in this environment.”

Alex Brown, Chief Operating Officer, is confident Ackermann will continue to develop at Kingsholm.

“We are continuing to build a physical and powerful pack, and Ruan remains a key part of that. He has shown over the last few years how strong he is with the ball in hand, but also in defence too.

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We know that Ruan will continue to progress as a player and naturally we are delighted that he will be turning out in Cherry & White for years to come.”

Still just 25-years-old, the son of former Springbok Johan Ackermann will become eligible to represent England with this new contract extension.

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