Fly-half Freddie Burns agrees Gloucester extension

Freddie Burns
Burns has scored 162 points in 20 appearances for Gloucester this season

Fly-half Freddie Burns has signed a new two-and-a-half-year deal at Gloucester.

The 21-year-old came through the Premiership club's academy set-up and has made 64 appearances since his first-team debut in 2009.

"The club said they wanted to keep me on," Burns told BBC Gloucestershire. "I'm settled here and I love playing for Gloucester.

"For me as a young lad I'm hungry for success and I know Brush [head coach Bryan Redpath] and the club are too."

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He continued: "This is where I want to play my rugby for the next two years. Hopefully I can keep developing the way I have and take the club onto bigger things, and hopefully some silverware."

Burns, who has been included in the 32-man England Saxons squad for next month's fixtures, revealed that other clubs had made offers for him but he did not consider leaving Kingsholm.

"As a player you've got to look at other avenues," he said. "But I expressed to my agent and the club that Gloucester is the team I want to play for and I want to stay.

"I told them if everything was right then I'd sign tomorrow and that's what happened. Gloucester put an offer in last week that I was happy with and that was it."

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