Gloucester sign Woodward from Bristol

Jason Woodward joins the Cherry and Whites from West Country rivals Bristol Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/PA Images

Gloucester Rugby have announced the signing of Jason Woodward from Bristol Rugby.

Woodward, is no stranger to the area, having starred at Hartpury College whilst studying there, appearing in the same College side as new team-mate Henry Trinder.

The back was part of the 2010 IRB Junior World Championship winning New Zealand U20s side that lifted the title in Argentina after an undefeated campaign.

Woodward spent the majority of the 2016/17 season in the Aviva Premiership after agreeing to join to Bristol Rugby. The full back's arrival saw an upturn in form at Ashton Gate, and the Cherry and Whites have moved swiftly to secure his signature following Bristol's relegation from the Premiership.