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Gloucester May Have to Release Players to Accommodate Salary Cap

Gloucester could have to let go of a couple of players to be in line with the salary cap according to reports

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Gloucester’s rise to the Premiership semi-finals may come at a price for some players as they look to stay within the salary cap.

The team were defeated by Saracens last Saturday in the Premiership semi-finals, but their season has been an overwhelming success.

However, that is in no small part to the arrivals of Jaco Kriel, Franco Mostert and Premiership Player of the Year Danny Cipriani, who has signed a new long-term contract with the cherry and whites.

His new contract and the possibility of the club signing Newcastle Falcons’ Chris Harris has meant they may have to cut down on wages to stay within the salary cap.

According to GloucestershireLive, Gareth Evans and Henry Purdy will be the men to make way.

27-year-old Evans has been at the club for all of his eight-year professional career, making 85 appearances over that time. However, he has been used as a fill-in player for Kriel but with the likes of Ben Morgan, Jake Polledri, Aaron Hinkley and Lewis Ludlow all on the rise it appears as though Evans may not have a place at the club next season.

On the other hand, Purdy has made 82 appearances over his five-year spell with the club since joining from Leicester Tigers, scoring 28 tries in that time. The 25-year-old does however face the same issue as Evans with Gloucester having plenty of competition in his position with Ollie Thorley, Tom Marshall, Charlie Sharpes, Matt Banahan and Tom Seabrook all on the books.

The two players will most likely hope to remain in the Premiership with another club as Gloucester look toward youthful players to replace them if they do leave.


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Baxter expecting Sio to make quick impact

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By Mark Stevens
5/10/22

Rob Baxter expects new Exeter Chiefs signing Scott Sio to be up to speed quickly after sealing his move to the Gallagher Premiership club.

The Australian international touched down at Sandy Park today following the recent culmination of the Rugby Championship, where he featured for the Wallabies in Tests against South Africa (twice) and New Zealand.

The Chiefs confirmed back in August that the 30-year-old would be heading to Devon after 11 seasons with the Brumbies. And Baxter believes it won’t be too long before his new addition is pressing his claims for a match-day role.

“If, by the end of this week, he’s getting over jetlag and he can do a full week’s training next week, then he’s going to be in and around the 23 pretty quickly,” Baxter said.

“It’s going to take us two or three days to get his training load correct and get him up and running. We’re not going to select him just to injure him, but he’s obviously a quality player – he was playing international rugby two or three weeks ago.

“We haven’t brought him here to sit on the sidelines for too long, but, at the same time, he’s going to have to show that he deserves a spot and that he’s training well and that he’s up to speed.”

Among those helping to sell the Chiefs culture are former players Greg Holmes, Dave Dennis, Dean Mumm and Nic White, all of whom enjoyed hugely successful spells at Sandy Park in recent years.

“Chatting with all those guys, they only had good words to say about the place,” said Sio. “They told me the Chiefs are a great club, on and off the field, and that’ll I will enjoy every minute of it.”

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Gloucester Rugby sign Argentina international

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Gloucester Rugby welcome the addition of Argentinian international Mayco Vivas, who joins the club immediately. 

The 6’1”, 122kg prop made a name for himself playing Super Rugby for the Jaguares in 2019 before making his international debut in the same year.

Vivas, who has won 17 caps for his homeland, was involved in this year’s Rugby Championship squad for the Pumas, including their historic victory over the All Blacks.

The 24-year-old joins Pumas teammates Matias Alemanno, Santiago Carreras and Santiago Socino in making Kingsholm their home.

Head coach George Skivington welcomes the addition of Vivas;

“We’re delighted to bring Mayco here to Gloucester. He’s clearly a talented player that offers a lot to the team in terms of set-piece and around the park. 

“Mayco is 24 and has got the potential to progress even further here at Kingsholm, we’re really excited to see what he can bring to us.

“He also adds some extra quality into an already strong front row which is crucial for a long Premiership season.”

 

 

 

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