New Zealand international Rico Gear has already scored with Sixways supporters – with fans snapping up replica first team shirts and season tickets to watch the All Blacks star in action.
Warriors made headlines around the rugby world on Monday when the club announced the Kiwi try king had agreed a three-year deal to join Mike Ruddock’s new-look side next season.
The signing is the biggest in the club’s history and Warriors supporters have been quick to give the deal a seal of approval with the Ticket Office and Sixways Store reporting a surge in sales following the big news.
First team replica shirts have now become the close season best seller in the shop and the Ticket Office, which has already reported record season ticket sales in excess of 4,000 for this time of year, has also seen a sharp rise in customers.
Jane Fudger, Retail Manager at Warriors, said: “We’re always consistently busy throughout the off season with fans looking to take advantage of all the sale items we have in store.
“But the news that Rico has joined has seen a real sudden rush on first team shirts and he is the name that every customer is talking about in the shop.”
Maxine James, Ticket Office Manager, added: “There has been a notable increase in applications for season tickets since the start of the week. The signing really appears to have captured the imagination of our fans.”
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