New signing Andy Goode has vowed to play a big role in bringing success to Worcester Warriors after agreeing a move to Sixways from next season.
Coventry-born Goode, who has played 17 times for England and scored 107 points, will return to the Midlands after successful spells in France with CA Brive and Durban based Super 14 giants Sharks.
The 29-year-old, nominated for the Zurich Player of the Season in 2004/5 and PRA Players' Player of the Year, has been impressed by the recruitment plans for next season and is keen to make his mark.
"I have spoken to Mike on several occasions about the Warriors and was impressed by his real passion to bring success and the way in which he sees me being a key role of that development over the coming years," said Goode.
"I've also been impressed by the club's recruitment ahead of next season, particularly the capture of Luke Rooney who I faced in the Top 14. I'm sure Luke will become a real asset to the Warriors and I look forward to combining with him and all the squad at Sixways.
"I have thoroughly enjoyed my playing spell with Brive, I've made some fantastic friends and really benefitted from playing in a new environment.
"I'm now looking forward to the wonderful opportunity I've been given to take part in the Super 14 with Sharks and broadening my skills and experience."
The Warriors Community team have been busy working with people across Worcestershire over the last year and have been given the perfect reward for their efforts after being nominated for a top prize at the All Parliamentary Premiership Rugby Community Awards 2013.
The Worcester Warriors Community department joined forces with Stourport Rugby Club on Tuesday to welcome nearly 90 children from local primary schools to a tag rugby tournament supported by the Aviva Premiership Rugby Schools Programme.
Ben Howard scored two tries as England Under 20s stormed to a record-breaking 109-0 victory over USA to book their place in the IRB Junior World Championship semi-finals alongside South Africa, New Zealand and Wales.
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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.
Worcester wing Ben Howard helped England Under 20 kick off their IRB Junior World Championship with an impressive 30-6 win against hosts France at the Stade Henri Desgrange in La Roche-sur-Yon on Wednesday evening.