GLOUCESTER prop Terry Sigley has left the club by mutual consent.
The 28-year-old has made 37 appearances in three years at Gloucester, as well as appearing on loan for Pertemps Bees and Bath this season. His current contract had 13 months to run, but he will now move on in search of more regular 1st XV starting opportunities.
"Terry has a lot of natural talent and we wish him well in the future," said head coach Dean Ryan. "Hopefully he'll make a full recovery from his current wrist injury and be back playing rugby as soon as possible."
Sigley added: "I'd like to thank the club and the fans who have supported me over the last few years at Gloucester. I look forward to returning to Kingsholm in the future."
Speaking to the local media this week ahead of the Bath Rugby game, Head Coach Laurie Fisher stressed that the fundamental shape of Gloucester's game is in good shape but that the Cherry and Whites have to look after the ball better and make more of their scoring opportunities.
Skipper for the day Willi Heinz faced the cameras after the 13-18 home loss to Newcastle and expressed real frustration at not being able to back up last week's win at Sale, calling it a performance he and his team-mates are not proud of.
Speaking after the game, Charlie Sharples described it as 'the win that has eluded us.' The winger stressed that Gloucester had stayed positive after the first couple of weeks of the Aviva Premiership season and the 26-13 victory over Sale was a result of that focus.
Gloucester Rugby picked up their first win of the new Aviva Premiership season on Friday night, easing to a 26-13 win on the road at Sale Sharks. Director of Rugby David Humphreys was full of praise for his players on the night.
Greig Laidlaw is back to skipper Gloucester Rugby in Saturday's Aviva Premiership derby game against Bath Rugby at Kingsholm. James Hook will make his first start of the season at full-back and Billy Twelvetrees will make his 100th competitive appearance for the club.