ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Tuesday Jun 30, 2020

World Cup winner Franco Mostert says goodbye to Gloucester

South Africa and Gloucester second row Franco Mostert is the latest player to say goodbye to his club as contracts are running out across the Gallagher Premiership. 

ADVERTISEMENT

It was announced in May that the 29-year-old would be leaving the West Country outfit at the end of the season in favour of another stint in Japan’s Top League, this time joining Honda Heat, having previously played for Ricoh Black Rams. 

With contracts expiring at the end of June for many players, the Springbok shared this message on Instagram: 

“The memories I made at Kingsholm will stay with me and my family forever. Thanks to all the Gloucester Rugby fans for the amazing support you guys gave me. You will be missed.” 

The 39-cap Springbok is not the only Gloucester player on his way to Japan from Kingsholm at the end of the season, as former head coach Johan Ackermann has taken over NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes, and has been joined by Owen Williams, Tom Marshall and Franco Marais. This means the club will certainly have a new complexion when the league resumes in August. 

Having arrived at Gloucester from the Lions ahead of the 2018/19 season, the Rugby World Cup winner was part of an influx of players, which included Danny Cipriani and Matt Banahan, that helped guide the Cherry and Whites to the Premiership playoffs in their first season. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Much like his compatriot Cobus Reinach’s time at Northampton Saints, Mostert’s stint with Gloucester was brief but effective, and his form earned him his place in Rassie Erasmus’ RWC squad in Japan last year, where he came off the bench in the final victory over England. 

With no rugby played in months as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Mostert’s final game for Gloucester was a 39-22 loss to Wasps at the Ricoh Arena in March, which left Gloucester in ninth place in the league. 

Related Articles

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    UPDATE: Toutai Kefu out of surgery following...

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Business opportunity sees Tana Umaga step...

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    Springboks will remain top regardless of...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 16 HOURS AGO

    Electric Reinach embarrasses 108kg number eight and runs 80 metres to score stunner

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Quade Cooper stars in lovely Wallabies try with trademark backdoor pass

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Koroibete montage shows what Wallabies will miss after winger's shock exit

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Analysis of Dombrandt performance shows unseen work of potential England number eight

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Six minutes of Nick Tompkins highlights will leave fans questioning his lack of Test caps

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Top 14 brawl spills into dug out as tensions fly during feisty Toulouse vs Castres clash

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Joe Marler's yellow card vs Bath looks worse the more you watch it

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    HEAD LOSS: The time Steyn clobbered Kolbe, saw yellow, then clapped the crowd

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Horror knock out a result of 'inadvisable' body position by 110kg Samoan number eight

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Barnes sends water boy to the bin after ridiculous scrap in Chiefs vs Wasps clash

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 16 HOURS AGO

    Questions remain for rugby in USA in wake of All Black thrashing

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Wasps coaches handed one-week bans after misbehaving on the sidelines

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Re-live Danny Care’s crazy brain fade which sent Martin Johnson into a rage

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Analysis of Dombrandt performance shows unseen work of potential England number eight

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Six minutes of Nick Tompkins highlights will leave fans questioning his lack of Test caps

View All

Funnies

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Erasmus celebrates Boks win over All Blacks in his UNDERWEAR

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Twenty years on since hilarious All Blacks howler almost gave Argentina famous test win

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Five minutes of Mike Phillips scrum half 'sh*thousery' is comedy gold....mostly

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Five minutes of Faf de Klerk on-pitch shenanigans is pure gold to watch

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Montoya calls All Blacks star a pu**y in hilarious head loss moment

View All

Amateur

  • 51 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    New Tongan Thor montage is five minutes of mesmerising hits and skills

  • 14 WEEKS AGO

    A deeper look at Jason Robinson's incredible path to the top

  • 35 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 41 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 42 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

View All