FORWARDS Yann Thomas and Tom Hicks have agreed new contracts with Gloucester RFC.

Thomas, 24, is due to make his 75th first team appearance against Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm this afternoon.

Thomas joined the club's academy from Bristol in 2008 and his ability to play on both sides of the scrum makes him a hugely valuable asset.

Thomas' signature ensures that Gloucester will boast an impressive group of props at the club next season with the likes of Paul Doran-Jones, Paddy McAllister and Nicky Thomas already confirmed as joining the club this summer.

Meanwhile, Hicks, 23 has made 10 first team appearances since arriving at Kingsholm from Northampton Saints last summer, as well as spending a short time on loan at Tasman Makos, Cinderford RFC and most recently Plymouth Albion.