PROP FORD-ROBINSON TO JOIN GLOUCESTER


FORMER Cornish Pirates, Bristol and Cornwall prop Jamal Ford-Robinson will join Gloucester in the summer from fellow Premiership club Northampton.

The 25-year-old, who can play on both sides of the front-row, moved to Franklin’s Gardens from Bristol at the start of last season.

He was a regular in his first season at the Saints, making 23 appearances, but injuries have restrict him to just two this year.

“Having strength in depth in all positions throughout the squad is vital for any team to be successful. And it’s important that we have a group of props who are all capable of performing at the highest level,” said Gloucester’s director of rugby David Humphreys.

“Jamal certainly meets those requirements. He’s a proven force at Premiership level and has been involved with the England set-up in the past. As well as being strong in the set-piece, he’s also mobile and good with ball in hand which will suit the way we like to play the game.

“His arrival will complement our existing front row forwards, and we’re happy with how that area of the squad is shaping up for next season as they will all have a role to play.”

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