Hougaard's Worcester sign another No.9
TRANSFER NEWS: Worcester Warrior have announced the signing of England international scrumhalf Willi Heinz for the 2021/22 season.
Heinz’s transfer to Worcester Warriors could indicate that the current scrumhalf Springbok Francois Hougaard might be heading for the exit.
Hougaard has been linked to the Bulls since last year.
Heinz, 34, will move to Sixways from Gloucester, who he joined in 2015.
A member of England’s 2019 World Cup squad, Heinz has won 13 international caps.
“Willi is a really valuable addition to our squad,” said Worcester head coach Jonathan Thomas.
“He is an international player – and has been recently – which is a huge thing for the club.”
Heinz joins Scotland international wing Duhan van der Merwe, tighthead props Jack Owlett and Christian Judge and fellow scrumhalf Will Chudley as new additions to the Warriors’ squad for next season.
“I still feel like I have a lot to give in my career, and want to be part of what is an exciting journey the club is embarking on.”
Worcester are second-bottom of the Premiership table, but can already plan for next season after relegation for this season was scrapped.