John Afoa has left Gloucester fans with a heartfelt message after Bristol Rugby announced that they would be signing the prop.
The 36-capped All Black joined Gloucester from Ulster in 2014 and has played 94 times in the famous Cherry and White shirt.
Afoa told the club website: “It’s been a fantastic four seasons here at Gloucester. My family and I have come to love the club, the supporters and the city. It will always hold a special place in my heart.
“But I probably have a couple more seasons left in me and I wanted to experience a different sort of challenge before I hang up my boots.
“Gloucester have been really good to me, and there was the chance to stay but Bristol is an exciting project.
“That’s all a few months down the line though. We’ve still got heaps to play for here at Gloucester and I can assure everybody that’ll I’ll be giving it absolutely everything to make sure this season is as successful as possible for the club.”