Lewis targets No.9 jersey
Scrum-half agrees new deal to remain at Gloucester
Last Updated: February 1, 2011 9:09am
Lewis: Wants to become the first-choice scrum-half
Gloucester scrum-half Dave Lewis has set his sights on making the No.9 shirt his own after signing a new two-year deal to remain at Kingsholm.
"Rory (Lawson) is the number one and I want to learn from him but I also want to push past him and make that jersey my own."
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The 21-year-old, who has been capped at Under-20 level by England, is currently playing second fiddle to Rory Lawson.
However he is determined to continue his development at the club and wrestle the jersey away from the Scotland international.
Lewis, who joined Gloucester from Exeter in 2007, told the club's official site: "All the scrum halves work closely together and push each other on which can only be good. For me personally I want to kick on.
"Rory (Lawson) is the number one and I want to learn from him but I also want to push past him and make that jersey my own. That's my ambition and challenge and Rory knows that!"
Lewis has made nearly 40 appearances for Gloucester since making his debut in 2009 and he is delighted to have agreed a new contract.
"It's a big relief. It's never a nice time if you don't know what's happening but Gloucester have been brilliant and got back to me quickly," he said.
"It's a nervous time. You have to contemplate moving away which isn't easy when you're settled in a place as I am in Gloucester.
"I'm really happy to have signed again. There was never any question in my mind of not signing. It was just a matter of putting the contract in front of me and getting it done."