Ethan Waller to leave Warriors at end of season

Ethan Waller is to leave Warriors at the end of the season to re-join Northampton Saints.

The 29-year-old loosehead prop arrived at Sixways from Northampton in the summer of 2017 and he has since made 111 appearances for Warriors, the most recent as a replacement against Harlequins at Sixways on Friday.

“I will be forever grateful to Warriors for taking a chance on me and I’m so proud to have reached over 100 ‘caps’ for a club I have loved being a part of,” Waller said.

“I’ve always tried to give my everything to the place and Worcester will always be close to my heart. But the time is right for me and my family to move back home.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported me during my time here. You’ll have nothing less than complete commitment from me until the end of the season.”

Waller made his 100th Premiership appearance against Northampton in March 2020 and his 100th appearance for Warriors at Bristol last November, will leave Sixways with the best wishes of everyone at Warriors.

“Ethan is a model professional player who has been fantastic for Warriors since he came here five years ago,” said Warriors Lead Rugby Consultant Steve Diamond.

“He has been very supportive since my arrival and his desire to return to Saints was evident when I sat down with him.

“I wish him all the best for the future.”

In addition to his on-field achievements, Waller is also a Chairman of the Rugby Players Association, a position he was elected to last year and which reflects his standing in the game.

“Ethan is a fantastic bloke, who has contributed hugely to the Warriors cause, both on and off the field,” said Warriors Director of Rugby Alan Solomons.

“He is one of the finest men I have had the privilege of coaching. All of us here at Warriors wish him the very best in his new venture. Ethan will always be welcome here at Sixways.”