Worcester announced the major signing of Ireland A international prop John Andress from Exeter Chiefs ahead of the 2012/13 campaign. The talented front row forward , who has previously also played for Harlequins and Ulster, moved to Sixways from Sandy Park.
The Belfast-born tighthead prop, who has played for Ireland at both A and Under-21 level, originally joined Exeter in 2007 and made 44 appearances before moving to Harlequins in 2009.
Andress, who is 6ft 2in tall and weighs 18 stone 8lbs, made his debut for Warriors on the opening day of the 2012/13 campaign against Bath Rugby.
He was a regular for Warriors during his first season at the club, making 27 appearances, and will continue to battle with Scotland international Euan Murray for a starting place this season.