Jake Morris is the latest player to sign a contract to remain with Gloucester Rugby’s Elite Academy.
Following in the footsteps of his Shed legend father, who played 104 times for the Cherry and Whites between 1990 and 1997, the former Old Patesian is looking forward to what the future holds at his childhood club.
Morris said: “It’s all I’ve ever known. From watching in the Shed aged nine to now signing my second contract, it’s unbelievable and I’m absolutely buzzing to get stuck into preseason.
“It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do. My dad having played for the club in the 90s, that was a massive influence for me. Gloucester Rugby is my childhood club and I want to do one better than my dad! I want to try and get a couple more caps than he did and then I’ll be a happy man!”
When given opportunities last season, Morris stepped up to the plate and playing in these games has given him the drive to get more.
“It’s been a tough year for everybody but for me personally it was one of the proudest years in rugby that I’ve had. I put on the Cherry and White shirt in the Premiership and had an appearance in the Champions Cup. I was playing top tier rugby for the only club I’ve ever wanted to play for and was absolutely ecstatic each time I was told the news that I was playing.”
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