Gloucester have confirmed the signing of Northampton back row Jamie Gibson ahead of the 2020/21 Gallagher Premiership season which starts later this month. The 30-year-old is joining following a five-year spell at Franklin’s Gardens. 

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The forward is heading to Kingsholm with over 180 Premiership appearances under his belt having come through the ranks at London Irish and hen going on to represent Leicester Tigers before his move to Saints. 

Gloucester boss George Skivington said: “Jamie is an experienced operator in Premiership rugby and he adds another dynamic to our squad as we prepare for the new season.

“He has impressed with his performances everywhere he has played, so we are looking forward to seeing him make his mark in the Gloucester colours.”

The permanent signing of Gibson follows Tuesday’s addition of two more players at Gloucester on short-term deals from Cornish Pirates, full-back Kyle Moyle and 124kg prop Jay Tyack, who goes by the nickname ‘Beefcake’.

Skivington’s side open their new top-flight campaign at Leicester on November 21 and with no definite start date yet set in stone for the financially threatened Championship, Gloucester dipped into the second tier to temporarily bring in some fresh faces.

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A statement announcing the signings of Moyle and Tyack read: “Kyle Moyle, 27, is a product of Penzance and Newlyn’s youth section, playing with the likes of Luke Cowan-Dickie and Jack Nowell during his development. Moyle has been in a mainstay in the Pirates side since making his debut in 2012.

“Impressing mainly from full-back, Moyle is also more than capable on the wing too, playing over 130 games for the Pirates. His scintillating running earned him a spot in the Championship Dream Team.

“Jay Tyack, 24, a loosehead prop by trade, is highly regarded by the Pirates. His career began with Truro, with Jay going on to represent Cornwall, and England at age-grade level. 

“Tyack has also aided his development with a period in National One with Birmingham Moseley, as well as playing in New Zealand in 2015. Both Jay and Kyle have joined up with the squad with immediate effect.”

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