Australian International James Hanson joins Gloucester

Gloucester Rugby have signed Australian international hooker James Hanson on a short-term deal.

Director of Rugby David Humphreys welcomed Hanson addition to the squad.

“We have been looking to add some experience and strength in depth to our squad in this position. It is our goal to create competition for every shirt, and a player of James’ quality is a strong addition to our group.

“James knows what it takes to perform on the top level, and he is excited to represent Gloucester and experience what life is like in the Aviva Premiership.”

Speaking to the club’s official website, Hanson said of the move, “I have been keeping an eye on the club, and watching some of the games this season, I’m really excited to get involved where I can. I can see the enormous passion for the jersey, and I’m looking forward to being involved.

The recent appointment of head coach Johan Ackermann was a big draw to sign for Gloucester Rugby for Hanson.

“Being coached by Johan was a big part of why I was excited to come over here.”

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