Milasinovich to join Ulster this summer

Warriors tighthead prop Gareth Milasinovich will join Pro 14 side Ulster Rugby at the end of the season to pursue his ambition of playing international rugby for Ireland.

Although Milasinovich was born and raised in South Africa he qualifies for Ireland through his grandfather Norman McFarland, a former Ulster player.

Warriors Director of Rugby Alan Solomons said: “Gareth has made a valuable contribution to the team during his time here at Sixways.

“Although we are sorry to see him go, we appreciate that his move to Ulster affords him the opportunity to challenge for international honours. We wish him all the very best.”

Milasinovich, 26, joined the Three Pears Warriors Academy in 2015 from the University of Johannesburg.

He made his Warriors debut in the 2015/16 European Challenge Cup and also had a spell with Yorkshire Carnegie on a dual registration before he signed his first senior contract with Warriors in 2016/17.

Milasinovich made his 50th first-team appearance for Warriors against Gloucester at Kingsholm in December.