Worcester Warriors have today announced that they have signed Gloucester ace Willie Walker on loan until the end of the current season.
New Zealand star Walker can play at fly half or full back and will go straight into contention for Worcester's game with Bath Rugby on Saturday.
The 30-year-old, who has played for New Zealand Maori, joined Gloucester in 2006 and made 24 appearances in all competitions in his debut year in England, scoring 220 points.
Versatile Walker, who has played 17 times for Gloucester this season and score two tries, has previously enjoyed spells with North Harbour in the NPC and the Highlanders in the Super 14. Walker's intelligent kicking and awareness of the game will only strengthen Worcester's attacking options for this season.
Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock said "It's great news that Willie Walker has decided to join the club on loan. He is a proven Guinness premiership and international player with a lot of experience under his belt."
"He can play in more than one position and he's very confident in other positions such as a 10, 12 or 15. He brings a winning attitude with him, he has played some really good rugby for a number of years now and that's great news for us."
"We have had quite a few number of well documented injury's in the back line and we still have half a season to go so with somebody of Willie's quality will be a great boost to us."
"I did talk to Willie last summer about potentially coming to us last season before he resigned for Gloucester. So he is someone who I have followed and defiantly admired."
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England Under 20s - who included Worcester wing Ben Howard - fell agonisingly short against world champions South Africa in the IRB Junior World Championship, losing 31-24 in La Roche-sur-Yon on Sunday.