Strokosch poised for Perpignan switch
February 6, 2012
Gloucester flanker Alasdair Strokosch is set for a move to Top 14 side Perpignan © Getty Images
Scotland flanker Alasdair Strokosch will leave Gloucester at the end of the season to join French club Perpignan, the Aviva Premiership side have announced.
The 28-year-old, who was part of the Scotland side that lost their Six Nations opener to England on Saturday, has been at Kingsholm for the last five years and made more than 100 appearances for the club.
Commenting on the departure of a key member of his squad, Gloucester coach Bryan Redpath said: "It's a shame that he'll be leaving us at the end of the season because Strokes has been a top professional in his time with us. He's never delivered less than 100% in the cherry and white of Gloucester and his will be big boots to fill.
"However, I can completely understand his desire to test himself in a different playing environment at this stage of his career. It's something I did myself in my playing days. He's been completely up front with us, he's handled things with a lot of class and I know, that when he gets back from Scotland, that he'll be looking to end his Gloucester career on a high. We all wish him well."
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