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Gloucester Rugby full-back Tom Marshall signs new long-term deal to stay at Kingsholm

Gloucester Rugby fan-favourite Tom Marshall has committed his future to the club after signing a new deal.

Marshall, who arrived at Kingsholm in 2015, has scored 19 tries in 59 appearances for the Cherry and Whites.

The player is seen as an integral part of the attacking style of play being implemented by head coach Johan Ackermann.

Talking to Gloucester Rugby, Marshall said: ” “I’m really pleased to have signed a new contract to remain at the club.”

Gloucester teased the renewal online on their Twitter page, with the majority of fans reacting positively that the team have managed to retain one of their most reliable players.

Speaking about the team, Marshall said: “As a club, we’ve made genuine progress during my time here and I truly believe that we’re building something very positive going forward.

“I’m looking forward to playing my part in what I hope is a successful future.”

The Cherry and Whites are enduring a mediocre season so far winning only four games, but the side have impressed with their attacking capabilities this year.

Director of Rugby David Humphreys believes that Marshall’s re-signing is critical to how Gloucester want to progress in the near future.

“Tom’s been playing his best rugby since he arrived at the Club and he’s shown throughout the season how he can positively impact a game with moments of individual brilliance”, he said.

“His ability to cover a number positions across the back-line have made him a key member of the squad and we’re all delighted that he’s agreed to extend his contract with Gloucester.”

Marshall is likely to be in action in Gloucester’s next fixture away at London Irish on Sunday.

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