Jeremy Thrush: Gloucester sign New Zealand lock from Hurricanes

Jeremy Thrush
Jeremy Thrush has played all his club rugby in his native New Zealand

New Zealand lock Jeremy Thrush has agreed to join Gloucester from Hurricanes for next season.

Capped 11 times by the All Blacks, the 29-year-old will arrive at Kingsholm after this summer's Rugby World Cup.

The Auckland-born second row has played 95 times for Hurricanes in Super Rugby, scoring nine tries.

"Signing a player of Jeremy's ability further highlights Gloucester's ambition to compete with the best clubs in Europe," said boss David Humphreys.

"He has been a stand-out performer in Super XV rugby over a number of seasons, and the experience he has gained being part of a successful All Blacks squad will be a key element in establishing Gloucester as one of the dominant forward packs in England."

Thrush made his international debut in June 2013, coming off the bench against France in Auckland, and went on to earn five Test caps in his debut year.

He added a further six caps in 2014, and was part of their recent UK tour squad.