Hibbard extends Kingsholm stay

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:44
Large richardhibbardospreys

NEWS: Gloucester Rugby confirmed hooker Richard Hibbard as their latest player to remain at the club after his new contract signing.

The popular hooker is in his third season with the Cherry and Whites having moved from Welsh region the Ospreys in the summer of 2014.
 
Capped 38 times by Wales, and also a British and Irish Lion, Hibbard brings a wealth of experience to the position and quickly won over the home crowd with his all-action committed displays.
 
He has also proved to be durable, having made 56 appearances in total in his time at Kingsholm, 52 of them starts, and has scored three tries.
 
Gloucester have been looking to secure the futures of a number of their first team squad and Hibbard's decision is a welcome one admitted Director of Rugby David Humphreys to the club's website.
 
"Richard is another key signing for us. We knew we were bringing in an international calibre hooker when he signed, and he's been a very big part of our forward effort ever since he arrived.
 
"He brings a wealth of experience and a winning attitude to the side as well as a massive physical presence. We're very pleased that he'll be wearing Cherry and White going forward.”
 
Hibbard himself confirmed that he's found a new lease of life in the Aviva Premiership, a challenge that he needed at this stage of his career.
 
"I've really enjoyed my time with Gloucester and, once the club approached me about extending my stay, it was an easy decision to make.
 
"I feel I've improved my game since I arrived. The Premiership is a tough league, there are no easy games and I think that's actually benefitted me as a player.
 
"I love playing at Kingsholm, the club and the supporters have been terrific to me and I'm really happy that I'll be staying and playing my part in what we hope will be a successful period in the club's history."

There are currently no matches being played
FIXTURE GMT VENUE
Tue, 21 February 2017
CUT-Ixias v Shimlas 11h00 Bloemfontein
Thu, 23 February 2017
Rebels v Blues 08h45 Melbourne
Fri, 24 February 2017
Highlanders v Chiefs 06h35 Dunedin
Reds v Sharks 09h00 Brisbane
Harlequins v Leicester Tigers 17h45 Twickenham Stoop
Edinburgh v Cardiff Blues 19h05 Myreside
Dragons v Leinster 19h30 Rodney Parade
Munster v Scarlets 19h35 Thomond Park
Sat, 25 February 2017
Sunwolves v Hurricanes 04h15 Tokyo
Crusaders v Brumbies 06h35 Christchurch
Waratahs v Force 08h45 Allianz Park
Saracens v Sale Sharks 12h45 Allianz Park
Northampton Saints v Worcester Warriors 13h00 Franklin's Gardens
Exeter Chiefs v Newcastle Falcons 13h00 Sandy Park
Cheetahs v Lions 13h05 Bloemfontein
Scotland v Wales 14h25 BT Murrayfield
Kings v Jaguares 15h15 Port Elizabeth
Ireland v France 16h50 Aviva Stadium
Stormers v Bulls 17h30 Cape Town
Sun, 26 February 2017
Bristol v Bath 11h00 Ashton Gate
Treviso v Connacht 12h30 Stadio Comunale di Monigo
Wasps v Gloucester 12h30 Ricoh Arena
Zebre v Ulster 12h30 Stadio Sergio Lanfranchi
Ospreys v Glasgow Warriors 13h05 Liberty Stadium
England v Italy 15h00 Twickenham Stadium
Mon, 27 February 2017
UCT-Ikeys v Maties 14h45 Cape Town
CUT-Ixias v UJ 16h30 Bloemfontein
Rhodes v Fort Hare 16h30 Grahamstown
CPUT v UKZN-Impi 16h30 Cape Town
UWC v TUT 16h30 Cape Town
UP-Tuks v Wits 16h30 Pretoria
Shimlas v NWU-Pukke 17h00 Bloemfontein
PREMIERSHIP
MORE LOGS
Team P W D L Pts
Wasps 15 11 1 3 55
Saracens 15 10 1 4 49
Exeter Chiefs 15 8 3 4 49
Bath 15 10 0 5 47
Leicester Tigers 15 9 0 6 43
Harlequins 15 8 0 7 37
Newcastle Falcons 15 7 0 8 36
Northampton Saints 15 7 0 8 35
Gloucester 15 5 2 8 34
Sale Sharks 15 5 1 9 29
Worcester Warriors 15 3 2 10 19
Bristol 15 2 0 13 13