News broke earlier today that Gloucester captain Greg Laidlaw would be leaving the English club at the end of the season.
Speaking on the departure, Laidlaw told Gloucester’s official website that his move had not been an easy decision to make.
“I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my time at Gloucester. It’s a fantastic club which enjoys tremendous support,” he said.
“The squad contains a great group of boys, I love playing at Kingsholm, and it’s been a genuine honour to captain the side.
“Since I first moved south, I feel that my game has developed tremendously for playing in the Gloucester team in the Aviva Premiership, and it’s a period of my career that I will always look back on fondly.
“However, at this stage of my career, the offer to test myself and develop my game even further in a different environment was just too good to turn down.
“It’s not been an easy decision to make, but I think it’s the right one. There is so much I will miss about Gloucester as a club and a place.
“However, there are still plenty of games left this season and a lot to play for, and I can guarantee that I will be giving 100 per cent commitment to the Gloucester cause to help us achieve as much as possible in my remaining time here.”
The Gloucester statement only read that ‘he will now continue his career overseas’ but it’s now been revealed that Laidlaw will indeed be joining Top 14 giants Clermont Auvergne.