Gloucester centre Bill Meakes departs to Super Rugby

  • Australian centre Bill Meakes has been released from his Gloucester contract to move to Super Rugby
  • He joined the Cherry and Whites from Clifton Rugby and earned his first professional deal in January 2015
  • The 25-year-old is a former Australia Under-20 and sevens international
Gloucester have confirmed that Australian centre Bill Meakes has been released from his contract with the club to take up an opportunity to play Super Rugby.

It has yet to be revealed which club Meakes will be joining when he arrives in Australia.

“It’s been an incredible couple of years really,” revealed the Aussie.

“One minute I was just training with Gloucester, then I was named as a replacement and making my first appearance. And then I went on to win a European medal with the boys, it’s been awesome.

“I’ll always be grateful to the club for giving me the chance to show what I could do at this level. I’ve also made some great mates, they’ll be friends for life. And what can I say about the Gloucester supporters? They’ve been absolutely immense, their backing has been amazing.

“But the chance to play Super Rugby is a fantastic one, one that I couldn’t refuse and huge thanks to Gloucester for letting me pursue this. I’ll be sad to go, but Gloucester and Kingsholm will always be special to me.

“I’d like to wish all the players and coaches all the very best for the forthcoming season and I’ll be streaming the games every week to keep in touch with how they’re doing.”

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