Gareth Anscombe to Gloucester

Gareth Anscombe to Gloucester

loucester Rugby is delighted to announce the signing of experienced fly-half, Gareth Anscombe, for the 2024/25 season.

Anscombe, born in New Zealand, made his senior debut for Auckland Rugby in 2010, before going on to play for Super Rugby franchise, Auckland Blues in 2012. He went on to signed for Super Rugby rivals, Chiefs, the following year.

Whilst in New Zealand, Anscombe represented their youth sides, claiming the accolade of top points scorer in the IRB Junior World Championship in 2011, a competition his side won.

The fly-half, who has also turned out on multiple occasions at full back, moved to the Northern Hemisphere in 2014, joining Cardiff Blues. In 2015, owing to his Welsh mother, he made his full international debut for Wales.

He departed Cardiff in 2019 to join fellow Welsh region, Ospreys, where he spent four years.

Anscombe has gone on to win 35 international caps, including Man of the Match performances against Ireland in Wales’ 2019 Guinness Six Nations Grand Slam campaign, and for his side’s win over Australia in the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

During his time with Cardiff and with Wales, Anscombe has formed an impressive partnership with scrum-half, Tomos Williams, who will link up with him once again, having also committed to the Cherry & Whites for next season.

He’ll join up with the squad in the summer, ahead of the 2024/25 Gallagher Premiership season.

Gloucester Rugby Director of Rugby, George Skivington, commented:

“We’re really pleased to bring a player with Gareth’s club and international experience to Kingsholm.

“He’s one of the top fly halves in the Northern Hemisphere and we feel he’ll complement our other options at fly half and full back well.

“We’re looking forward to him joining us in the summer.”

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