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Worcester make triple signing

27th February 2014 11:24


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On board: Niall Annett

Warriors have announced that Ulster's Niall Annett will join the club for next season with Rotherham duo Dan Sanderson and Ben Sowrey.

Annett is regarded as one of Ireland's brightest prospects while Sanderson and Sowrey have been instrumental in helping Rotherham in their Championship campaign.

All three will form part of Warriors' new-look squad which Director of Rugby Dean Ryan is building ahead of next season.

"I have hugely enjoyed my time with Ulster and really appreciate the opportunity that David Humphreys and Ulster have given me," said Annett.

"I am ambitious and feel I really need to push on. With what Worcester have got planned, plus their prospects for the next couple of years, it is a very exciting place to be joining."

6ft 8 lock Sanderson moved to Moseley in 2011 before joining Rotherham a year later and has gone on to make 45 appearances for his current club.

"I'm excited to be joining Worcester and I'm looking forward to the challenges ahead," said Sanderson.

"The set-up is first-class and Dean's enthusiasm for the club really convinced me that this was the place to be. This is a big club with ambitions that match mine and I'm proud to be a part of it."

Hooker Sowrey joined Rotherham at the start of this season and has gone on to make 18 appearances for the club.

"When I came down to Worcester for discussions I really bought into Dean's vision for how the club will move forward," said Sowrey.

"I'm looking forward to being part of the club's future and developing under people like Carl Hogg and Nick Johnston.

"I've enjoyed my time at Rotherham and am grateful to all the staff for their support during my time there. I'm ambitious to make the number two jersey my own at Worcester and cannot wait to get started."

"I am delighted that one of the best young forwards in Ireland has decided to join us alongside two of the brightest talents in the Championship," said Worcester director of rugby Dean Ryan.

"Niall has developed well at one of the strongest teams in the Pro12, while Dan and Ben have been key performers for a club which is battling to win the Championship title."

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