Man mountain Greg Rawlinson made a huge impact - and become a huge hero for Worcester fans - during his time with the Warriors between 2007 and 2011.
A lock from the traditional mould, Rawlinson was a fine lineout forward and strong scrummager, who provided an abrasive and physical presence around the field.
The former New Zealand international second row, who made four appearances for the All Blacks, was an almost ever present at Warriors since his arrival from Auckland Blues.
Rawlinson clocked up over a century of games for Warriors, celebrating his 100th game in some style with a try, that sparked a standing ovation from all inside Sixways, against Bristol in April 2011.
Rawlinson was born in South Africa and moved to New Zealand in 2002. The second row rejected overtures from the Springboks to remain in All Black contention and was rewarded with a call-up to face Ireland in 2006. He became only the second ever South African-born All Black, the other being Andrew Mehrtens who was also born in Durban.
Affectionately known as Dolph by supporters, Rawlinson played for the Blues in the Super 14 and North Harbour Rugby Union in the Air New Zealand Cup, and previously played for Bay of Plenty in the National Provincial Championship (NPC), the predecessor to the Air New Zealand Cup.
In addition to his 25 matches for the Blues between 2004–06 he also played one match for the Natal-based Sharks in 2003.
In 2005 he was named the North Harbour Player of the Year after playing in all 12 of North Harbour’s matches that year. He was selected as North Harbour’s Air New Zealand NPC MVP by New Zealand rugby writers and judged the overall winner of the Division One MVP award.
Rawlinson made his debut for the All Blacks in June 2006 against Ireland in Hamilton. He also faced the Emerald Isle in Auckland and played two games against South Africa in Pretoria and his home city of Durban in June 2007.
Rawlinson played a total of 103 games for Worcester before calling time on his rugby career and retiring from the sport following the club's promotion win over Cornish Pirates in May 2011.