7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
His last appearance for the national side was in June of this year against the USA in Houston, a week after he scored his only international try against Canada in Toronto.
Discussing the signing, Director of Rugby Nigel Davies, spoke of the reasons behind D'Apice joining: "Tommaso has been on trial here for just over a month now. He's an international hooker who has played for Italy in the Six Nations and in the World Cup".
"He's committed a lot to coming here. He could probably have gone to other clubs for a lot more money but wanted to be part of this Gloucester team and we're delighted to have him on board."
Gloucester kick off their Amlin Challenge Cup campaign with a demanding Pool 1 away game at Mont-de-Marsan on Thursday, 11 October.