James Hudson joined Gloucester Rugby ahead of the 2013-14 season from Newcastle Falcons.
34 year old Hudson moved south after four years with the Falcons, during which time he established himself as one of the first names on the team sheet and a real leader, captaining the side for two seasons.
He started his career at Bath Rugby, then moved along the M4 to London Irish where his stay included a start in the 2008-9 Premiership Final, before his move to Newcastle.
As well as making well in excess of 100 Premiership appearances, he has also been capped at England Saxons level.
His 2015-16 season was over before it began unfortunately as a serious knee injury picked up in a preseason friendly sidelined him for the whole campaign.
Sadly, this injury caused James to announce his retirement from professional rugby in October 2016 although he will remain involved with Gloucester Rugby in the role of Performance Nutritionist.