Warriors sign Caleb Montgomery

Warriors have signed talented back-row forward Caleb Montgomery from Ulster for next season.

Montgomery, 23, made his senior debut for Ulster as a replacement in their Pro-14 match against Leinster in January and has been a regular in their A team this season.

Montgomery played for Ulster A in last month’s Cara Cup tournament in the United States and is looking forward to making the step up to the Gallagher Premiership with Warriors.

“I am hugely excited to be joining Worcester Warriors for the 2019/20 season,” Montgomery said.

“It is a great club with passionate fans, excellent facilities and a strong talented squad that really play for each other.

“I am really looking forward to getting over there and meeting my new teammates and coaches. Alan Solomons is someone I have great respect for all he has achieved in the game and can see the honest and fair environment he has created at Worcester. One in which I hope to prove myself.”

Solomons, Warriors Director of Rugby, believes that Montgomery, who has played for Banbridge in the All Ireland League, is a player with a strong physical presence.

“Caleb is a talented young player who has a real physical presence. I have no doubt that he will make his mark here at Warriors and I look forward to working with him,” Solomons said.

Montgomery becomes Warriors sixth new signing for next season following lock Graham Kitchener, who is rejoining from Leicester Tigers, Blues wing Melani Nanai, Northland scrum-half Jono Kitto, Connacht tighthead prop Conor Carey and Samoa international wing Ed Fidow who has been signed from French Pro D2 club Provence.