Gloucester Rugby can today confirm that Henry Trinder has left Gloucester Rugby to take up an opportunity to play for RC Vannes in France.
Trinder, 31, has been an incredible servant to Gloucester Rugby having originally made his debut in Cherry & White against Sale Sharks in 2008. 13 years later, the centre has made 172 appearances, and scored 46 tries for the Club.
Trinder came through the academy ranks at Kingsholm with the likes of Jonny May and Charlie Sharples. He went on to represent England at U20, the England Saxons, as well as playing for England against the Barbarians.
Despite a number of setbacks disrupting Trinder’s rhythm in Cherry & White, it’s credit to Henry for the way in which he was determined and dedicated to bounce-back stronger each time as well as continuing to be the consummate professional around the Club.
Henry celebrated his testimonial year during the 2019-20 season dubbed the ‘Trindermonial’ to mark an incredible career in Cherry & White, raising money for the Pied Piper Appeal.
Trinder will leave the Cherry & Whites to pursue an opportunity to play in France with RC Vannes. The Brittany-based club rose from 2nd to 1st in the French Pro D2 over the weekend, chasing promotion to the Top 14, and Chief Operating Officer Alex Brown knows Henry is excited to tackle a fresh challenge in north-west France.
“I’ve personally had the pleasure of knowing Henry for a very long time, and for a large part of his journey with Gloucester Rugby. He has been a wonderful servant to this Club, and whilst we are sad to see Henry move on, we are also excited for him and his young family.
“It goes without saying that Henry has given a huge amount of his life to this Club and has left many of us with fond memories of seeing his magic on the pitch at Kingsholm.
“We’d like to wish Henry and his family the very best of luck for their new adventure in France.”