FORMER London Irish tighthead prop Richard Palframan has become Warriors’ eighth new signing as the Sixways side get set for life in the Gallagher Premiership in 2019/20.
Palframan will arrive at Sixways from Greene King IPA Championship club London Scottish and make a return to English rugby’s top flight after a one-season absence having previously played for Irish.
The 25-year-old began his career in his native South Africa where he was educated at Rondebosch High School in Cape Town and he played Under-19s rugby for Natal Sharks.
He came to England in 2012 and joined the London Irish academy as an 18-year-old and learned his trade under the tutelage of Ben Franks, a double World Cup winner with New Zealand.
“I am really excited to be given the opportunity to join Worcester. It’s a great club with such passionate supporters, a great group of players and quality coaching staff,” Palframan said.
“I can’t wait to join up with the squad and I’m looking forward to contributing to the club’s future.”
Palframan is the third new signing announced by Warriors in the past week after Blues hooker Matt Moulds and Ulster back-row forward Caleb Montgomery.
“Rich is a strong scrummaging, mobile tighthead prop who will add huge value when he joins us at Sixways next season. I look forward to working with him,” said Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons.