Warriors sign Richard Palframan

Warriors have made tighthead prop Richard Palframan their eighth new signing for the 2019/20 season.

Palframan will arrive at Sixways from Greene King IPA Championship club London Scottish.

He will be returning to the Gallagher Premiership after a one season absence having previously played in the top flight for London Irish.

“I am really excited to be given the opportunity to join Worcester. It’s a great club with such passionate supporters, a great group of players and quality coaching staff,” Palframan said.

“I can’t wait to join up with the squad and I’m looking forward to contributing to the club’s future.”

Palframan, 25, began his career in his native South Africa where he was educated at Rondebosch High School in Cape Town and he played Under-19s rugby for Natal Sharks.

He came to England in 2012 and joined the London Irish Academy as an 18-year-old and learned his trade under the tutelage of Ben Franks, a double World Cup winner with New Zealand.

“Rich is a strong scrummaging, mobile tighthead prop who will add huge value when he joins us at Sixways next season.  I look forward to working with him,” said Warriors Director of Rugby Alan Solomons.

Palframan is the third new signing announced by Warriors in the past week after Blues hooker Matt Moulds and Ulster back-row forward Caleb Montgomery.

Solomons has also brought lock Graham Kitchener back to Sixways from Leicester Tigers and recruited wing Melani Nanai from Blues, tighthead prop Conor Carey from Connacht, scrum-half Jono Kitto from Northland and Samoa international wing Ed Fidow from French Pro D2 club Provence.