Gloucester swoop to sign Leicester fly-half Owen Williams
Last Updated: 11/01/17 12:03pm
Gloucester have signed fly-half Owen Williams from Leicester for next season.
The 24-year-old moves from the east Midlands to Kingsholm, having scored 574 points in 81 appearances for the Tigers.
The Cherry and Whites have decided to move for the Welshman who will vie for the No 10 shirt with Billy Burns.
Williams has developed into a reliable kicker, as shown this season when he booted a last-gasp 50-metre penalty at Welford Road to beat European high-flyers Munster.
Director of Rugby, David Humphreys, told the club's website: "I'm delighted that Owen will be joining Gloucester at the end of the season and I'm sure the supporters will look forward to his competition with Billy Burns for the fly-half starting spot.
"Top teams throughout Europe have two quality number 10's and Owen's experience with Leicester in both the Premiership and Europe will add some real quality and depth to a key position in our playing squad.
Owen's experience with Leicester will add some real quality and depth to a key position in our playing squad.
Gloucester's Director of Rugby
"He is still a young man with a real ambition to play international rugby and we all believe that Owen has the ability to play a central role in driving Gloucester forward."Williams added: "I would like to thank everyone at Leicester Tigers including the fans for the great memories and support they have given me throughout my time at the club, and I am fully committed to them until the end of the season."