TIGHTHEAD prop Gareth Milasinovich has confirmed he will leave Warriors to join Pro-14 side Ulster at the end of the season to pursue his ambition of playing international rugby for Ireland.
Although the 26-year-old Milasinovich was born and raised in South Africa, he qualifies for Ireland through his grandfather Norman McFarland, a former Ulster player.
Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “Gareth has made a valuable contribution to the team during his time here at Sixways.
“Although we are sorry to see him go, we appreciate that his move to Ulster affords him the opportunity to challenge for international honours. We wish him all the very best.”
Milasinovich joined the Three Pears Warriors Academy in 2015 from the University of Johannesburg.
He made his Warriors debut in the 2015/16 European Challenge Cup and also had a spell with Yorkshire Carnegie on a dual registration before he signed his first senior contract with Warriors in 2016/17.
Milasinovich made his 50th first-team appearance for Warriors against Gloucester at Kingsholm in December.