Laidlaw to leave Gloucester Rugby for Clermont

Rugby Week 12 Oct 2016 02:33

Greig Laidlaw - Tribute.

Gloucester club captain Greig Laidlaw will leave the English Premiership Rugby club at the end of the season to join French Top 14 club Clermont.

Scotland captain Laidlaw joined Gloucester from Edinburgh in the summer of 2014 comes off contract at the end of the season and has agreed to play in the Top 14.

The 31-year-old scrum half has won 53 caps for his country is currently in his third season in the Cherry and White of Gloucester and is closing in on 50 competitive appearances and 500 points for the club.

“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Gloucester. It’s a fantastic club which enjoys tremendous support. The squad contains a great group of boys, I love playing at Kingsholm and it’s been a genuine honour to captain the side.

“Since I first moved south, I feel that my game has developed tremendously for playing in the Gloucester team in the Aviva Premiership and it’s a period of my career that I’ll always look back on fondly.

“However, at this stage of my career, the offer to test myself and develop my game even further in a different environment was just too good to turn down. It’s not been an easy decision to make, but I think it’s the right one.

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