The Raging Bull is to join the Warriors

Warriors are today delighted to announce that former England captain and legendary Rugby World Cup winning prop Phil Vickery MBE is to join the coaching team at Sixways.

Former front row star Vickery joins as Assistant Forwards Coach just days after the club revealed new Forwards Coach Nigel Redman as Richard Hill continues to build his backroom staff ahead of the new campaign.

Ex-England international Vickery, who played for his country on 73 occasions and was  a member of the 2003 Rugby World Cup winning squad in Australia, enjoyed  a glittering playing career.

The 36-year-old played club rugby at Gloucester for 11 years, after being persuaded to move to Kingsholm as a 19-year-old by current Worcester Head Coach Hill, before a successful spell at London Wasps ahead of his retirement due to injury in 2010.

Given the nickname ‘Raging Bull’, Vickery played in three Rugby World Cups, including as England captain in the 2007 tournament, and toured Australia and South Africa with the British & Irish Lions.

Vickery said: “I’m delighted to be taking up this role with the Warriors. Since I retired I’ve had the chance to try out a variety of new projects and I look forward to continuing to develop these areas, but rugby has always been my first love and I’ve kept in close touch with the game.

“I know Hilly well from my Gloucester days and I’ve worked with Phil Larder and Nigel Redman before, so it’s a coaching team I feel very comfortable joining. Throughout my career I’ve always been driven to succeed, and with the Premiership being as competitive as ever it is important that everybody at Worcester pulls together to keep moving the club up the table.

“I’m looking forward to joining up with the boys for pre-season and having a positive impact on the club.”

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“I know Hilly well from my Gloucester days and I’ve worked with Phil Larder and Nigel Redman before, so it’s a coaching team I feel very comfortable joining…"