Alasdair Strokosch to leave Gloucester for Perpignan

Alasdair Strokosch

Gloucester have confirmed flanker Alasdair Strokosch will leave the club at the end of the season to join French Top 14 side Perpignan.

The 28-year-old Scotland international, who is currently on Six Nations duty, arrived at Kingsholm from Edinburgh in 2007.

He has since made 109 appearances for the Premiership club.

"It's a shame that he'll be leaving us at the end of the season," said head coach Bryan Redpath.

"Strokes has been a top professional in his time with us. He's never delivered less than 100% in the Cherry and White of Gloucester and his will be big boots to fill.

"However, I can completely understand his desire to test himself in a different playing environment at this stage of his career. It's something I did myself in my playing days.

"He's been completely up front with us, he's handled things with a lot of class and I know, that when he gets back from Scotland, that he'll be looking to end his Gloucester career on a high. We all wish him well."