Warriors sign Dowsett

Date published: November 1 2016

Worcester Warriors have signed English-qualified scrum-half Michael Dowsett.

The 24-year-old joins up with Worcester immediately to provide further cover for scrum-half. Dowsett spent three seasons with the Brumbies in Super Rugby, having made his debut back in 2014.

The number nine went on to make 22 appearances for the Canberra-based side, with the latest coming in this year's Super Rugby campaign.

Warriors head coach Carl Hogg said Dowsett's signing was a response to the loss of Springbok star Francois Hougaard but was pleased with the new recruit's talent.

"Obviously we were really disappointed to lose Francois Hougaard for a lengthy period of time but we're delighted to capture someone of Michael's quality," Hogg told the Worcester Warriors website.

"He is a young, hungry player who will provide stiff competition for the scrum-half jersey.

"His experience playing in one of Super Rugby's best teams and alongside a host of Wallaby internationals, will only be of great benefit to our young squad."

Dowsett added: "I can't wait to join up with my new teammates and to get out on the field and show what I can do.

"Worcester are ambitious as I am myself, and I want to showcase what I've got and try and help push this Club to where it wants to be."