Gloucester has confirmed the signing of South African lock Gerbrandt Grobler from Munster for the 2018/19 season.
Standing at an imposing 6ft 7in, 25-year-old Grobler has been an impressive operator in recent seasons.
And after the switch was confirmed, he spoke of his excitement ahead of his move to the Gallagher Premiership.
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“It’s a big competition to come and play in. In South Africa, the English competition is the one that gets aired the most, and gets the most attention, and you get to mix it up with the world’s best from all over.
“The English league gives a huge opportunity to learn, every game is close, a contest until the end. That’s one thing that appeals to me, the opportunity to test yourself week in, week out.
Grobler’s signature is one that had been courted across Europe after his form for Racing 92, and then Munster, but the new Cherry and White speaks with a real buzz about coming to play at Kingsholm Stadium.
“Gloucester are a club that are on the up, and I want to be part of something with the same ambitions and goals as me. I want to be part of something that is building, and spend my future here.
“The thing that excites me about this move, is joining a team with big ambitions to improve, to be consistent and build something really successful with the squad.”