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Gloucester Rugby confirm new signing Ed Slater

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.

Slater made over 130 appearances for the Leicester Tigers. Credit: PA

We are really happy that Ed Slater has agreed to join Gloucester. I have long been an admirer of Ed. Through With his leadership, experience and power he can add to our forward pack and we have tried to bring him to Kingsholm in the past previously. We firmly believe that Gloucester is an exciting club to be at, with a bright future under Johan Ackermann, and we are excited to see what Ed can bring to the Cherry and White jersey. We've made no secret of our intent to have an abrasive forward unit and Ed's skillset is exactly what we have been looking for.”

– Director of Rugby David Humphreys

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