Boss Mike Ruddock has stressed the importance of developing home grown talent at Worcester Warriors - and revealed how he will be attempting to recruit more England qualified players to Sixways.
Warriors recently signed up full back Luke Rooney, who has English qualification through his parents, from Toulon and Ruddock admits the rewards are now clear for signing England qualified stars.
He said: "The board have asked me to reduce the number of non English qualified players in the club, as there is a major financial reward available. I have to hone my recruitment to try and hit those targets.
"If 65 per cent of our squad every match-day are English qualified we reach our target, and that will lead to extra finance coming into the club.
"Before we have gone out and been able to bring in players, regardless of them being English qualified. I can still bring in a number of those players but the majority of the squad must be English qualified.
"New signing Neil Best is part of the quota, if you like, who will not be English qualified, but there are a lot of good options out there, and I am looking at those
"What it does show is the benefit of the work we have done with our Academy in bringing guys through, not only in rugby but from a financial perspective.
"By producing the likes of Matt Mullan, Miles Benjamin, Chris Pennell and those sort of guys, we get rewarded for it and that is important for us."
Worcester wing Ben Howard has been named in the England Under 20s team to take on New Zealand in the semi-final of the IRB Junior World Championship in Vannes, France, on Tuesday June 18, kick off 1945 (GMT).
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.
Sign up with the Warriors before this Thursday (June 13) and you will also be entered into a prize draw to win a pair of tickets for this summer's J.P. Morgan Asset Management Premiership Rugby 7s Series at Kingsholm!
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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.