Gloucester have signed quantity eight Zach Mercer from Montpellier for the 2023-24 Premiership season.
The 25-year-old made 21 begins for the French champions within the High 14 final season and can play out the remainder of his contract there earlier than becoming a member of the Cherry and Whites.
“I consider I can add a variety of worth,” Mercer instructed the membership web site.
“To be given the chance to play within the Premiership with Gloucester is one I could not flip down.”
Earlier than becoming a member of Montpellier, Mercer spent 5 years taking part in for Bathtub the place he scored 95 factors in 76 Premiership appearances.
He has two England caps, which have been each received again in November 2018.
“We’re constructing a stable group on the membership,” mentioned head coach George Skivington.
“To have secured Zach for subsequent season is a testomony to the participant he’s each on and off the sector.
“We have got an enormous season developing which can stay our sole focus. It is nice to have such a expertise coming in to go with the arrange subsequent yr.”
Gloucester get their new Premiership season below method in opposition to Wasps at house on Sunday, 11 September.