Ruan Ackermann joined Gloucester Rugby from the Lions in the summer of 2017.
Ackermann made his first appearance for the Golden Lions in the 2015 Vodacom Cup, before being included in the Lions' Super Rugby squad for the 2016 season.
As well as this, Ackermann was called up to the Barbarians squad in the summer of 2016, playing against Samoa at the London Olympic Stadium.
A standout performer in the Lions progression to the Super Rugby final in 2017, his arrival was keenly anticipated and Ruan didn't disappoint being named Aviva Premiership Player of the Month for November and shortlisted for Land Rover Discovery of the Year.
Ruan was also a key contributor in his second season at the club as Gloucester Rugby qualified for the Premiership Rugby play-offs and signed a new contract to remain with the club.