Gloucester: Gareth Evans & Ben Vellacott agree new deals with Premiership side

Gareth Evans
Gareth Evans suffered a serious knee injury in 2014 and was out of action for several months

Gloucester forward Gareth Evans has signed a new two-year contract with the Premiership club.

The 25-year-old back row has played six games this season after injury problems and scored a try in December's 28-24 loss to Harlequins at Twickenham.

"I haven't been able to give as much on the field as I'd have liked in the last season and a bit," Evans said.

Meanwhile, Scotland Under-20 scrum-half Ben Vellacott has signed his first professional deal with the club.

Vellacott, aged 21, is a product of the Cherry and Whites' academy, like Evans - who joined the first-team squad in 2013.

Evans told BBC Radio Gloucestershire: "For the club to say they still see me as part of the squad is a big vote of confidence from them.

"In the back of your mind when it's contract year, and you're not quite sure what's happening before negotiations start - it plays on your mind a bit.

"To have it all sorted is great. It gives you peace of mind and gives you to focus and knuckle down to some hard work."

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