Talented duo set for Sixways move

Warriors are delighted to announce the signings of Munster lock Darren O’Shea and Le Pays d’Aix Rugby Club scrum-half Jean-Baptiste Bruzulier.

Twenty-one-year-old O’Shea, who stands at a menacing 6ft 9in, came through the Munster youth system and Crosshaven RFC before making the move to senior club side Dolphin RFC.

He was part of Ireland’s Under 19 and 20 development squads and made his British and Irish Cup debut for Munster A in 2013.

O’Shea said: “I would like to thank all the coaches and players at Munster for their support and encouragement in helping me develop as a player to date.

“However I am very keen to develop further and believe that playing regularly with Worcester is the right platform for me to bring on my game over the next few years.

“I am excited to be joining Warriors as they are a club which have placed a big emphasis on developing young players to build a successful team.

“I am really looking forward to working with Dean Ryan and all the coaches to progress as a player and I cannot wait to get started.”

Twenty-one-year-old Bruzulier, who progressed through the Welsh youth set-up, has represented Wales at age-group and Sevens level.

He helped Saracens to a runners-up place in the Premiership Seven Series in 2011 during a spell in north London before moving to the French ProD2 in 2012. This season he has also trained with French giants Toulon.

Bruzulier said: “I'm really pleased to be joining a big club like Worcester and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.

“I really believe that the project for the next couple of years is very exciting and I want to work hard and earn my place.”

Warriors Director of Rugby Dean Ryan said: “Darren and Jean-Baptiste are examples of talented young players who are looking for surroundings which will enable them to maximise their potential and excel.

“They will have opportunities to progress in a competitive environment amongst a group of committed players who want this club to be successful.”