New signing Luke Rooney has spoken of his delight at a summer move to Worcester Warriors - and the chance to play in the Guinness Premiership and impress England boss Martin Johnson.
Rooney, who has played rugby league for Australia, made the cross code switch and relocated to the south of France to play for Toulon in 2008.
The 26-year-old, who is an English qualified player through his parents, has sparkled alongside current England star Jonny Wilkinson and now hopes his move to Sixways will mean honours for club and country.
"I have been watching the competitive English league closely over the last few seasons - I'm really excited to now become a part of it," said Rooney.
"I've really enjoyed my time in France with Toulon, on and off the field, and would like to thank the fans and my team-mates for such a wonderful experience. I look forward to the rest of the season in the Top 14 with Toulon.
"The chance to switch to rugby union and test myself in a new environment has really seen my game move up to new level and I know that will only continue with Worcester Warriors.
"With the facilities and players at Sixways, it is clear how much ambition there is for the club to become one of the leading teams in Europe. I plan to play a big part in that while enjoying a new culture and lifestyle.
"My long term goal is to represent England; that has been a major motivating factor in my move to Warriors. I now look forward to making the move in the summer, getting out on the field and pulling on a Worcester jersey for the first time."
Premiership Rugby today announced an extension of their partnership with the UK's largest insurance company, Aviva, for a further three years. The contract extension, which starts in the 2014-15 season, will cover a golden era for club rugby in England and will include a period when the country will host a Rugby World Cup and when rugby union will finally rejoin the Olympic movement.
Not only are the great and the good of the Aviva Premiership Rugby strutting their stuff at Twickenham this Saturday - so are the new generation of rugby players, including Worcester RFC, courtesy of the Land Rover Premiership Rugby Cup.
Warrior Stuart Brooks will represent the club at Twickenham next weekend as he battles for the honour of carrying the coveted Aviva Premiership Rugby trophy onto the pitch ahead of the final between Leicester Tigers and Northampton Saints.