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Englishman Zach Mercer will leave Montpellier for Gloucester at the end of the season

Englishman Zach Mercer will leave Montpellier for Gloucester at the end of the season

This done, Montpellier’s English third row, Zach Mercer, will fly to England at the end of the season to join Gloucester, with the aim of being selected with the XV of the Roses.

English third row Zach Mercer (25) will leave Montpellier at the end of the Top 14 season in June 2023 to join Gloucester in the Premiership, the French and English clubs announced on Tuesday.

“President Mohd Altraud, Zach Mercer and I have agreed to release him ahead of the World Cup in France from September 8 to October 28, 2023,” Montpellier manager Philippe explained in a press release. Saint Andrew.

An English player, if he plays for a foreign club, does not actually qualify for the XV de la Rose. This explains the departure of the third row in the interest of participating in the World Cup.

“We fully understand his decision to compete in this tournament under the colors of his country. Zach is a great professional and we have no doubts about his involvement in the coming season,” said Philippe Saint-Andre.

A key element in the search for the title

The 25-year-old, who arrived at the Herald a year ago after five seasons, has been selected twice with England and has proven to be one of the best players in the top 14, playing a key role in capturing the first game. Brennes’ shield in MHR history last season.

“I have one more season at Montpellier and I will be fully focused on helping the club retain their league title and win the European Cup,” Mercer said in a statement on his future English club.

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