Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup

Narraway to leave Gloucester for Perpignan

Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Wednesday 29 February 2012

Gloucester Rugby captain Luke Narraway will leave Kingsholm at the end of the current season to join French club side USA Perpignan.

In doing so, 28 year old Narraway will join current Gloucester team mate Alasdair Strokosch who is also moving to the French side.

Worcester born Narraway has spent his entire professional career with Gloucester, making his debut at the end of the 2002-3 season.

He represented England at U18, U21 and Saxons level before making his full international debut against Wales at Twickenham in the 2008 Six Nations Championship.

He has gone on to make more than 150 first team appearances for the Cherry and Whites and was named club captain for the 2011-12 season.

Head Coach Bryan Redpath today confirmed Narraway's departure and wished him well for the future.

"Luke has signed for Perpignan and will be leaving us at the end of the season. He's been a fine player for Gloucester Rugby and I know has enjoyed the challenge of captaincy this season.

"He's been with us for a long time but it's the nature of the game that people move on to pastures new. I think he'll do well in France and will go with our best wishes.

"In the meantime, he'll be making the most of every moment in a Gloucester shirt and doing his bit to make this season as successful as possible."

Narraway himself admitted it would be difficult to leave his only club but that he's looking forward to the next stage of his career.

"It will be strange to leave because Gloucester has been my only club, but moving to Perpignan is going to be a tremendous experience both on and off the pitch.

"I've obviously still got unfinished business here in a Gloucester shirt, but would like to thank everyone who has helped me to get where I am today.

"I will miss the club. I'll miss Kingsholm and, of course, the amazing supporters. Gloucester's will always be the first result I look out for and I wish them every success in the future."

Heineken Cup Rugby News
McCall excited about Champions Cup fixtures
aracens Director of Rugby Mark McCall says that he believes their opening Champions Cup fixture at Allianz Park against Stade Toulousain provides the Aviva Premiership Champions with an "incredibly exciting" start the 2015/16 competition
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Toulon in pool of death for European Champions Cup
European Champions Cup final venues confirmed
Leinster part company with coach Matt O'Connor

More Heineken Cup Rugby News

Aviva Premiership
Anglo Welsh Cup News
Six Nations Rugby
Ritchie: England finishing second is 'not acceptable'
Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief executive Ian Ritchie has said that England's fourth consecutive runners-up finish in the Six Nations is "not acceptable".
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Frenzied 6N finale sends World Cup warning
Mike Brown slams lacklustre Italy and Scotland
Ireland end 60 year wait for back to back titles

More Six Nations Rugby News

Rugby Week Sponsor
Latest Rugby video