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Morgan commits to Cherry and Whites
ESPNscrum Staff
November 8, 2011
Gloucester's Olly Morgan issues the orders, Leicester Tigers v Gloucester, Anglo-Welsh Cup, Welford Road, Leicester, England, October 21, 2011
Morgan has impressed for Gloucester in recent games © Getty Images

Gloucester Rugby have been handed a boost with the news that fullback Olly Morgan has signed a new three-year deal.

The 26-year-old has spent his entire professional career with the Cherry and Whites and follows in the footsteps of Jim Hamilton, Will James, Charlie Sharples and Henry Trinder in committing his future to the Kingsholm side. With two England caps to his name, Morgan has been experiencing a rich vein of try-scoring form in recent times having crossed the whitewash in his previous two outings.

With Gloucester facing Top 14 champions Toulouse on Sunday, the side will look towards Morgan as one of the more experienced men in the party. "I'm over the moon really," Morgan said. "I've been here for eight seasons now and I'm probably classed as a bit of an old man!

"It's a great club to be at and I'd be happy to spend the rest of my playing days here. When the contract was offered, I didn't hesitate at all. It was a short process and I'm thankful things have been done. Getting it out of the way means I can focus on the rugby.

"I enjoy the way we play our rugby and, with the players we've re-signed and the players that are going to be signed, I think the future is bright."

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