After an incredible start to his Gloucester career, the club have moved to extend Joe Simpson’s contract at Kingsholm.
Simpson initially joined the Cherry and Whites from Wasps last summer on a one-year deal but, such has been his impact since his arrival at the club and so quickly has he settled in, that both parties were delighted to quickly agree terms on an extended contract.
The former England international has made nine appearances for Gloucester Rugby in total to date, and has scored an incredible eight tries in those matches. However, it’s not just his try-scoring exploits that have caught the eye according to Director of Rugby David Humphreys.
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After a scintillating start to his @gloucesterrugby career, we are delighted to announce that scrum-half @joesimpson9 has put pen to paper on a new contract to extend his stay at Kingsholm.
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“Since his arrival in the summer, Joe has quickly impressed with his leadership skills and also his performances on the pitch.
“With Willi (Heinz) and Callum (Braley) away at the Rugby World Cup, Joe had to take on a senior role in the squad and has really risen to the occasion. His performances have been top class, scoring lots of tries and, importantly, he’s really enjoying his rugby. We’re delighted that he’s agreed to sign an extended contract.”