Cowan set for Gloucester move

by Setanta Staff , 17 April 2012

New Zealand scrum-half Jimmy Cowan has decided to call time on his spell with the Highlanders to join Gloucester next season.

The 30-year-old has been with the Otago outfit since 2003 and has recorded over 100 appearances for the Super 15 club, which he will leave at the end of the current campaign.

Having seen Piri Weepu and Andy Ellis preferred in the No.9 jersey for the All Blacks in recent outings Cowan, who helped New Zealand lift the Webb Ellis trophy in last year's World Cup, has decided to take up the opportunity to play abroad and has chosen a move to the Aviva Premiership with Gloucester.

The 51 capped New Zealander has been a loyal servant to the Highlanders and their head coach Jamie Joseph has hailed the half-back for his efforts with the club from Southland.

"Jimmy has been a player who has always given his all on the field and I'm sure he will continue to do so in the future," he said.

"As one of only two players to play 100 games for the Highlanders he leaves behind a significant legacy."

How To Watch

Web & Apps

Setanta Sports +

Available on the App Store Get it on Google Play

Hong Kong


Malaysia & Brunei


Sri Lanka




The Philippines


Licensed Venues

Offer customers more
live sport in your venue

Find out more


Enhance your
entertainment offering

Find out more

Offices, Retail and
Other Businesses

Build a good atmosphere

Find out more

Edit Web Part Contents