Douglas to join Warriors
Scotland international heading to Sixways
Last Updated: 02/03/10 11:39am
Douglas: Worcester bound
Worcester have continued their rebuilding for next season by signing Scotland international Bruce Douglas from Montpellier.
"For a prop Bruce is still a relatively young man at 30 and we believe working with Tony Windo he will continue to develop into the prime years in his career."
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The Warriors, who have already recruited the likes of Luke Rooney and Andy Goode for the 2010/11 season, have agreed a two-year deal with Douglas.
The 30-year-old prop, who has been capped 43 by Scotland, has enjoyed an impressive spell in the Top 14 having previously played for Harlequins, the Borders and the Scarlets.
And Worcester director of rugby Mike Ruddock believes that the best is still to come from Douglas.
"Our recruitment plans for next season are moving on at considerably pace and that is highlighted by the announcement that we have signed Scotland international tighthead prop Bruce Douglas," said Ruddock.
"Bruce has won 43 caps for Scotland and he brings with him that experience and also a huge work-rate, for example when he played for Montpellier against the Warriors this season he made 15 tackles in the game.
"That just shows what an effective contribution he can make to the team, not only at the set piece but in broken play.
"For a prop he is still a relatively young man at 30 and we believe working with Tony Windo he will continue to develop into the prime years in his career."
Douglas has been impressed with the set-up at Sixways - and believes the club has a bright future.
"I'm really looking forward to the move to Worcester and this is a great opportunity for me to come back and play in England," he said Douglas.
"I have played at Sixways on a number of occasions, most recently for Montpellier this season, and so I know how good the set-up is and how the club has grown. I feel I am joining at the right time and I'm excited about the future."