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David Humphreys delighted as Ben Morgan commits

By Andrew Baldock

David Humphreys has hailed England number eight Ben Morgan's decision to sign a new contract at Gloucester.

Morgan follows his fellow England internationals Jonny May and Matt Kvesic in agreeing fresh terms with the Aviva Premiership club.

The 25-year-old forward has won 27 caps, and was named QBE man of the series for his performances during England's recent autumn Tests. He joined Gloucester in 2012.

"We are absolutely delighted that Ben has signed a new contract with the club," said Ulsterman Humphreys, Gloucester's rugby director.

"He is a key part of our plans going forward, and it was very important to us to secure his services.

"He has been in excellent form in recent months, both for club and country, and seems to be enjoying his rugby hugely.

"Most importantly, though, he is happy with the direction that we're heading in and with our ambitions for the club.

"He wants to be part of that going forward, and we are delighted that he is on board."

Morgan said: "Having been away with England for a few weeks in the autumn, it was great to come back to Gloucester and sign a new contract.

"I am really grateful to the club for the smooth way it has been handled.

"I am delighted to be staying. I am enjoying my rugby and being part of a talented group of players that are improving week by week."

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