Ackermann extends contract with Gloucester-ZoomTech News

Ruan Ackermann joined Gloucester in 2017 and performed beneath his father, Johan, when he was head coach of the Cherry and Whites

Gloucester again row Ruan Ackermann has prolonged his contract with the Premiership facet.

The size of the 28-year-old’s new deal at Kingsholm has not been disclosed.

Ackermann has been with Gloucester since becoming a member of from Lions in his native South Africa in 2017.

“There was a number of competitors for Ruan’s signature, so it is an enormous coup for the membership,” mentioned Gloucester director of rugby George Skivington.

“Ruan has been implausible for us and to have a participant of his high quality committing his future to the membership is a large assertion of belief within the path we’re heading in.”

Chatting with membership media, Ackermann mentioned Gloucester appears like a “second residence” and he’s having fun with being a senior participant within the facet.

“No matter position you play within the crew, it’s essential be in a frontrunner in that position,” he mentioned. “When you’re put in that place, it is about not doing something totally different, doing what you all the time do very well and making an attempt to guide by instance.”

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