Purdy looks back on mad five years at club

Gloucestershire Echo - - RUGBY UNION -

HENRY Purdy has re­flected on a “mad five years” at Glouces­ter, say­ing he has come out of it as a stronger char­ac­ter.

The 25-year-old cen­tre or winger was re­leased last month and posted a mes­sage on In­sta­gram to thank the club and fans.

Purdy scored 28 tries in 82 ap­pear­ances af­ter join­ing Glouces­ter from Le­ices­ter in 2014 and he was part of the side that won the Euro­pean Challenge Cup in 2015.

“I’d just like to take the op­por­tu­nity to thank @of­fi­cial­glouces­ter­rugby for the jour­ney,” said Purdy, who is yet to sign for another club.

“It’s been a mad five years with both highs and lows, of course. But plenty of amaz­ing memories that will re­main with me for a life­time and some ad­ver­sity that will make me a stronger char­ac­ter.

“Thank you to the fans, you are Glouces­ter Rugby. Thanks to the all staff and coaches who have helped me grow as a per­son and an ath­lete, and to the boys both past and present... it’s been an hon­our and a priv­i­lege to play along­side you.

“The bonds and friend­ships have given me so much to be grate­ful for.”

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