Aviva Premiership
Cowan prepares to leave Gloucester
ESPN Staff
April 1, 2014
Gloucester's Jimmy Cowan looks to get the ball away, Leicester Tigers v Gloucester, Aviva Premiership, Welford Road, December 29, 2012
Jimmy Cowan will not be at Gloucester next season © PA Photos

Gloucester scrum-half Jimmy Cowan has confirmed he will leave the club in the summer.

Cowan's contract is up at the end of the season and is likely to end up in France next term.

"I won't be back in Gloucester unfortunately," Cowan, who has 51 caps for the All Blacks, told the Gloucester Citizen. "I don't know where I will be next season, I'm just going through that process now. There's nothing fixed on paper but verbally I have offers.

"Looking back they haven't won a lot over the last few years and with the nucleolus of the team, a lot of young boys, we really want to win something. It would mean a lot to finish on a high here."

Cowan arrived at Gloucester in 2011 but with Greig Laidlaw arriving ahead of next season, it seems he is surplus to requirements. But despite his days at Gloucester appearing to be numbered, Cowan wants to finish the season on a high.

"We play to win, you never go out to come second and this has been a disappointing year but we're coming back, we've had two good wins on the trot and there's plenty to play for with the quarter-final.

"You play the game for these type of occasions, I'm really looking forward to it and it's a great chance to win some silverware for the club. Everyone involved in the club wants to win trophies, that's why we play the game and to still be in the position to do that next week is something we are gunning for. We will go out all guns blazing against Wasps."

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