Premiership legend Alex King has been confirmed as Gloucester’s new attack coach.
The highly regarded English coach, King, will join the Cherry & Whites following a spell at Montpellier Rugby.
“I’m very excited to be joining Gloucester Rugby,” said King.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to be part of the future of a great club with some of the most incredible fans in the game.
“I’m looking forward to being part of George’s new coaching team, and meeting the players soon.”
The former fly-half spent the majority of his playing career at Wasps, before a move to Clermont Auvergne, where he later seamlessly transitioned into coaching, helping guide the French side to their maiden Top 14 title. King also aided Northampton Saints’ Premiership title win in 2014, before a move to Montpellier.
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“It’s fantastic to bring someone of Alex’s calibre to Gloucester Rugby,” said Head Coach, George Skivington.
“Alex is a highly-respected coach and his rugby brain is second to none. With his proven pedigree, he will bring a high level of skill and knowledge to the players, and the coaching team too.
“This is a really exciting appointment for us, and we are looking forward to welcoming Alex to this great Club.”
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1. Joaquín Tuculet
An established international, the former Argentina captain is available to sign after Jaguares confirmed that all of their players are free to leave and pursue playing contracts overseas.
Also capable of playing as a centre and fly-half, the 30-year-old’s work-rate, consistency and attacking brilliance make him a potent threat for any opposing side.
The speedster would be a fantastic addition for the Cherry & Whites.