Warriors Women bolster squad

The excitement continues to build ahead of the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign with three more players pledging their future to Warriors Women.

Sara Moreira, Jemima Moss and Lowri Williams have all signed on the dotted line as Jo Yapp’s squad comes together nicely in the build-up to Saturday’s pre-season clash against Bristol Bears at Sixways (kick-off 2pm).

“Sara has shown great potential since joining us,” said Sian Moore, Warriors Women Attack and Backs Coach.

“She is an abrasive ball carrier, who likes to compete over the ball at the breakdown and we are looking forward to seeing her continued development.

“It was obvious from watch Jemima during her Centre of Excellence sessions that she had a natural talent for rugby. Changing positions from centre to second-row in just her first senior season was a challenge that she grasped with both hands.

“Her development has been impressive as well as a pleasure to see.

“Lowri is the ultimate definition of a true club person and she brings great energy and insight, no matter what the situation.

“She has the skillset to play in an array of positions from fly-half to full-back and she has a great attacking style to her game. We are very pleased that she’s a Warrior.”

Back-row Moreira, 25, initially played as a goalkeeper for the Portugal Under-19 national football team prior to picking up the oval shaped ball at Cardiff Met in 2017.

“The club means a lot to me, so I’m very grateful to have been given the opportunity to continue my journey at Warriors,” said Moreira.

“I’m looking forward to seeing what the season holds for us and to continue developing as a player.”

Worcester Warriors Centre of Excellence product Moss played for Worcester RFC from under-15s to under-18s before moving up to the development squad during the 2018/19 season aged just 17.

Making her senior debut during Warriors’ thrilling Premier 15s clash with Quins in December 2020, Moss is delighted to have extended her stay at Sixways.

“I’m really excited for this season with Warriors,” she added.

“Being in the mix amongst some really experienced players helps to push my standards and skills week on week – I can’t to get on the pitch and see what this season will bring.”

Welsh-born back Williams, who was the recipient of the Club Person of the Year award for 2020/21, made her senior bow as a second half replacement in the pulsating encounter at Gloucester-Hartpury last season.

Captaining Scarlets Ladies Under-18s prior to her switch to Warriors, Williams is enjoying her time at Sixways Stadium.

“After a tough pre-season I’m looking forward to getting back out there with the girls,” said Williams.

“I’m really excited to have the opportunity to stay at the club for another year.”