Jordy Reid confirms Gloucester departure, will join Billy Twelvetrees in the Championship - Ruck

Jordy Reid confirms Gloucester departure, will join Billy Twelvetrees in the Championship

Gloucester Rugby can confirm that flanker, Jordy Reid, will bring an end to his three year stay at Kingsholm at the conclusion of the 2022-23 season.

Reid joined the Cherry & Whites from Ealing Trailfinders ahead of the 2020-21 campaign, however, was able to make an early impact at the latter end of the 2019-20 season after COVID-19 delayed the Gallagher Premiership finale that year.

He’s gone on to make over half a century of appearances for Gloucester Rugby and leaves the club having made a significant impact in Cherry & White.

Gloucester Rugby Head Coach, George Skivington, wished Jordy all the best for his next challenge.

“We’re really grateful for what Jordy has brought to the squad in his time here, and we wish him the very best for the future. He’s an honest and hardworking bloke that has played a really important role in setting the standard for the younger guys.”

“We’re fortunate to be well-stocked in the back-row for next season with a mixture of international players and really exciting academy graduates all vying for those starting spots.”

“The nature of professional sport is that sometimes you have make really difficult decisions and you have to say goodbye to quality players and individuals, such is the case with Jordy.”

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Tom Seabrook to Northampton Saints

The 23-year-old will arrive at cinch Stadium at Franklin’s Gardens this summer from Gloucester Rugby, where he progressed through the academy system while also enjoying a stint with Championship side Hartpury University.

Seabrook broke a Gallagher Premiership record back in May 2018, when he scored the fastest try on league debut for the Cherry and Whites against Saracens – crossing the whitewash in just 58 seconds.

He has gone on to score nine more tries in 61 appearances in all competitions for Gloucester, and while he can also line up in the centres when required, Seabrook is relishing the prospect of joining the men in Black, Green and Gold’s stable of back-three players.

“One of the most exciting things about moving to Northampton is the way that the team plays,” Seabrook said. “It’s a really attractive style of rugby, with Saints always topping the charts in line breaks and tries scored.

“As an outside back, that’s something that really appeals to me, and speaking to the coaches there, I know they have the confidence in me to really kick on as a player in the years ahead.

“I’ve played up at Franklin’s Gardens a few times already and I love the ground – it’s a fast pitch, which I hope will suit me, and a fantastic atmosphere walking through the Fan Village before the games, as you’re right in the mix with the supporters.

“The Club’s training facilities are spot on as well, so I’m really excited to get started in the summer. I feel like I am ready to take the next step in my career, and Saints feels like the perfect environment to do so with the players and staff already on board.”