Gloucester: Nick Wood among nine to agree new contract

Nick Wood

Nine players have agreed new contracts at Gloucester.

Loosehead Nick Wood, 30, has been handed a three-year deal, while veterans Andy Hazell and Will James have agreed one-year extensions.

Koree Britton, Gareth Evans, Shane Monahan, Dan Murphy, Dan Robson and Yann Thomas have all signed for a further two years.

"I'm very pleased with the way that the squad is shaping up for next season," said director of rugby Nigel Davies.

"They've all played a part for Gloucester so far this season, and each and every one is the kind of individual we want at the club.

"They've all bought into what we're hoping to achieve here, and it's good to know that they'll be with us next season."

Britton, Evans, Robson and Thomas are all recent graduates of the academy system, while flanker Hazell, 34, is the longest-serving player in the squad, having spent 15 years at the club.

Wood has spent his entire career at Kingsholm and lock James is in his seventh season.

Prop Murphy joined from London Irish in the summer of 2011, while Irish winger Monahan has scored six tries in 14 games in his first year with the club.