20th Sep, 2019

Warriors sign Scotland international David Denton

Aaron Wise 30th May, 2017

WARRIORS continue to bolster their squad ahead of next season with the signing of Scotland international David Denton.

The giant 6ft 5in back row, who can also play at lock, will make the switch to Sixways from Bath this summer, where he made 22 appearances.

Director of rugby Gary Gold said: “David is a powerful athlete who will add more firepower to our back row.

“He’s also a strong ball-carrier with international experience and we look forward to his arrival.”

Zimbabwean-born Denton qualified for Scotland through his mother and has played 35 times for his adopted country, with his last appearance coming in June 2016.

He featured four times in Scotland’s 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign and impressed in their quarter-final clash against Australia, in which the Wallabies edged by a single point.

Educated in South Africa, Denton played for Eastern Province before moving to Edinburgh University to study economics, and he soon rose to prominence after producing a string of stand out performances for Scotland during the 2010 under-20s Six Nations.

His fine form earned him a deal with Edinburgh Rugby while he also represented Scotland on the Sevens stage, before being named in Andy Robinson’s provisional squad for the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.

During his time at Edinburgh Rugby, Denton made 79 appearances, of which he started 74, and was part of the side which reached the European Challenge Cup final in 2015.

Denton said: “I can’t wait to get started at Warriors. Gary and the team are clearly pushing in the right direction and I want to play a part in driving the club up the Premiership table.”

Denton becomes Warriors’ sixth signing ahead of the 2017/18 Premiership campaign, joining Northampton Saints’ Sam Olver and Ethan Waller, Jersey’s Pierce Phillips and Simon Kerrod, and Wasps’ Tom Howe.

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