Anscombe “Excited” To Join Gloucester Rugby

Sportin Wales co-founder Gareth Anscombe has signed with Gloucester rugby for the 2024/25 season.

Anscombe has been without a club since a deal to join Tokyo Suntory Sungoliath fell through following an injury to his groin at last years World Cup.

Initially the injury wasn’t believed to be too serious but when he arrived in Japan they realised that he’d “pulled his adductor off the bone.”

Speaking exclusively to Sportin Wales Anscombe said: “I’m excited to join up for Gloucester next season.

“I believe the team have the foundations in place to push on in the Premiership and I hope my experience can add to that.

“I’m very excited to run out for the club in front of the shed next season.”

Having played for both Cardiff Rugby and Ospreys previously, Anscombe has now returned to the United Kingdom with Gloucester rugby.

The Wales fly-half and full back will join up with fellow Welsh international and former Cardiff half back partner Tomos Williams after the latter agreed a deal to sign with Gloucester from Cardiff earlier this year.

Both Anscombe and Williams shone in the Cardiff side that beat the cherry and whites in the European Challenge Cup final in Bilbao in 2018, where Anscombe kicked a game winning touchline penalty.

A year later, Anscombe was instrumental in Wales’ Grand Slam with a player of the match display in the final game against Ireland whilst he replicated his heroics from Bilbao in 2022 with a last-minute touchline conversion for Wales’ first ever win in South Africa.

Anscombe, who has 35 caps for his country and has appeared at two World Cups, will join his new teammates in the summer, ahead of the 2024/25 Premiership season.

Gloucester Rugby Director of Rugby, George Skivington, said:

“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.”