Meakes leaves Gloucester for Super Rugby

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Gloucester centre Bill Meakes has left the club to pursue his dream of playing Super Rugby.

Meakes, who was born in Manly, played for Australia’s Under-20 and Sevens sides and took up his contract at Gloucester in January 2015. After impressing in the centres in the Aviva Premiership, he caught the eye of an unnamed Australian Super Rugby side and the Cherry and Whites have allowed him to take up the offer.

“It’s been an incredible couple of years really,” Meakes said. “One minute I was just training with Gloucester, then I was named as a replacement and making my first appearance. And then I went on to win a European medal with the boys, it’s been awesome.

“I’ll always be grateful to the club for giving me the chance to show what I could do at this level. I’ve also made some great mates, they’ll be friends for life. And what can I say about the Gloucester supporters? They’ve been absolutely immense, their backing has been amazing.

“But the chance to play Super Rugby is a fantastic one, one that I couldn’t refuse and huge thanks to Gloucester for letting me pursue this. I’ll be sad to go, but Gloucester and Kingsholm will always be special to me.

“I’d like to wish all the players and coaches all the very best for the forthcoming season and I’ll be streaming the games every week to keep in touch with how they’re doing.”

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