Loose forward Ruan Ackermann has signed a contract extension that will see him play for Gloucester beyond the current season.
Ackermann joined the club in 2017 on a two-year deal that was set to come to an end in July 2019.
A new deal has been struck and Ackermann will remain at Gloucester, where his father Johan is the head coach.
Ackermann could qualify for England on residency grounds in August 2020 – just four months before World Rugby’s new eligibility laws kick in.
‘I’ve loved my two seasons at Gloucester Rugby so far, and it’s amazing to be agreeing to a new deal. The club, its supporters and the whole squad have embraced me since I arrived in 2017, and I can’t wait for what is to come for this group,’ Ackermann said.
‘We’ve got a settled group, and it’s great to see players pledging their futures to the club, wanting to drive the team forward, and improving in all areas of the squad.’
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