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Ben Morgan agrees a new deal at Gloucester

England international number eight Ben Morgan has agreed a new contract with Aviva Premiership club Gloucester.

Gloucester announced 27-year-old Morgan's deal ahead of their Premiership clash with high-flying Wasps on Saturday.

Morgan, who has won 31 caps and was a member of England's World Cup squad last year, joined Gloucester from the Scarlets in 2012.

Gloucester rugby director David Humphreys said: " Ben expressed his desire to stay at the club and we are thrilled that we were able to agree a new deal which will hopefully see him continue to develop even further in a Gloucester shirt.

"We feel that the back-row is an area of strength for us, and with the addition of Carl Fearns for next season, Ben will be a key part of that unit, bringing real leadership skills to the group."

Morgan, meanwhile, told the club's website: " It's great to be part of this club, and it's my local club that means a lot to me.

"I am absolutely over the moon to sign a new deal. I grew up supporting Gloucester, and it is a special place to play.

"It helps to have that desire and passion for the club, and the feel of the community at this club is a big thing for me, and a big part of my decision to continue at the club."


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