Homegrown hero and international are committed to new Gloucester Rugby contracts

From the Shed to the Kingsholm try-line – Charlie Chapman is living the dream of every young Gloucester Rugby fans and it’s just getting started.

This week, the Cherry and Whites confirmed that 23-year-old academy product Chapman has struck a new deal with his youth club.

Chapman has made 38 appearances to date, scoring 32 points and has established himself as a key member of the first team squad this season with head coach George Skivington directing Joe Simpson. [Bath] and Toby Friends [Hartpury] loaned out, leaving Chapman to compete with Ben Meehan and Italy international Stephen Varney for the two scrum half places on the match day squad.

Skivington said: “I am delighted that Charlie Chapman has signed with us.

“He is exactly what Gloucester Rugby is about and he grew up watching from the stands and now plays at Kingsholm. He knows how much this club means to the community and the fans.

“I look forward to working with him as he continues his development and career at Cherry and White.”

Cherry and Whites chief operating officer Alex Brown added: “It’s always special when local players come through the path and make it to the first team.

“Charlie is a great example of this and I look forward to seeing him continue to excel and excel as he continues to play for Gloucester Rugby.”

Chapman will be joined next season in Kingsholm by Argentina international Santiago Socino, with the hooker becoming the latest player to commit to a new contract, having really made his mark this season since returning from international service with the Pumas.

Six-cap international Socino, 29, originally joined the Cherry and Whites in 2020 and signed a contract extension last January. A year later, he has now recommitted after twenty appearances for the club.

Skivington: “Santi has been a really good asset to us.

“He brings the right attitude to training and is exactly the kind of character we want here at Kingsholm.

“He is an important member of the squad and a consistent high-level player and we are delighted that he has chosen to commit his future to the club.”

Meanwhile, former Gloucester hooker Matt Moulds, who left the Premiership club for the new year after signing a short-term contract earlier in the campaign to cover injuries in the specialist position, has signed for US MLR side San Diego. legion.

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