Gloucester Rugby confirm new signing Ed Slater

New signing Ed Slater. Credit: PA

Gloucester Rugby has confirmed the signing of lock Ed Slater from Leicester Tigers as well as the departure of Jonny May who will be moving in the opposite direction.

The experienced forward has made over 130 appearances for the Leicester Tigers and was part of the 2013 squad that lifted the Aviva Premiership title.

Slater was named club captain at Welford Road in the 2014/15 & 2015/16 campaigns, as well as captaining England against Crusaders in Christchurch on the summer tour of 2014.

As part of the deal, the club also confirmed that winger Jonny May will leave the club to sign a contract with Leicester Tigers.