Johan Ackermann hopes that Gloucester's vision can convince players like Henry Trinder to stay at the club.

The centre is thought to be in talks over a new contract at Gloucester with his current deal set to expire at the end of the season with Harlequins reportedly keeping an eye on the situation.

Trinder has been one of Gloucester’s standout performers this season under Ackermann’s Kingsholm revolution, scoring four tries in the last five games, and he is a key part of the South African’s plans going forward.

Ackermann said: “Any player that wants to stay will be ideal so we can get continuity that we feel is in our plans. Henry has proven this season so far what calibre he’s got so that would be great if he wants to stay.

Speaking further, he said the one thing he always say to his followers is to follow their heart and to make sure they are in peace with their friends and family.

There has also been speculation over the future of Samoan international hooker Motu Matu’u with The Rugby Paper reporting that he has agreed to join Bristol next season.

Ackermann said: “When I saw the article or the headline it was the first time I was aware of it. David Humphreys (director of rugby) could probably give you more light on that because he’s negotiating the contracts.

Henry Trinder is an English rugby union player for Gloucester rugby in the Aviva premiership. He plays as a centre or on the wing. In common with the other England Academy players at Gloucester Rugby, since the 2007-08 season, Trinder has been dual-registered with Moseley and can play for either club.
Trinder’s first appearance for Gloucester was a brief substitute appearance at Edgeley Park when he came on for Leon Lloyd towards the end of the 2007-08 season.

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