Internationals

David Denton moved to Sixways for the 2017/18 season and scored seven tries in 21 games. Denton was a regular for Scotland during their 2015 Rugby World Cup campaign and was part of the side which agonisingly lost to Australia in the quarter-finals of the competition. Denton was called up to Scotland’s NatWest 6 Nations side during his time at Sixways and appeared in four of their matches. He moved to Leicester Tigers in the summer of 2018.

Josh Adams joined the Warriors Academy from Scarlets in the summer of 2015. The winger had a meteoric rise after impressing in the Anglo-Welsh Cup and became a first-team regular when Gary Gold took charge at the start of 2017. Adams became the first Warrior to score over ten tries in a Premiership season in 2017/18 when he finished as the Premiership’s joint top tryscorer. He was rewarded for his fine form with his first international call-up ahead of the 2018 NatWest 6 Nations, where he appeared in two games, and scored his first try for his country during their summer tour of Argentina later that year.

Andrew Durutalo signed for Warriors in October 2017 after impressing for Ealing Trailfinders in the Championship. The back row, who played for the USA at the 2015 Rugby World Cup, went on to make seven Warriors appearances before returning to Ealing.

Chris Vui joined Warriors in December 2016 and went on to play seven Premiership games during his time at Sixways before moving to Bristol Rugby. After representing New Zealand at Under 20 level the forward switched allegiances to Samoa, making his debut in November 2016.

Connor Braid signed for Warriors in 2016 on a short-term deal after spells with Doncaster Knights and Glasgow Warriors. The fly-half has 26 international caps for Canada.

The former American Football player made the switch to rugby in 2011 and signed for Warriors in 2016. The USA international has become a talisman for his country and is just four tries short of breaking Keith Wood’s record international tries for a front rower, which currently stands at 15. Taufete’e has already scored 12 tries in 16 games for the USA.

Popular winger Cooper Vuna was signed by Warriors towards the end of the Championship promotion season in 2014/15 and went on to score 11 tries in 30 Premiership games. The winger represented Australia in 2012 but switched allegiances to Tonga. Vuna left Warriors at the end of the 2016/17 season.

 

Ben Te’o switched from Rugby League to Rugby Union to pursue his international ambitions. After winning Leinster’s Player of the Season he made the move to Sixways in 2016. Te’o made his England debut against South Africa in November 2016 during his first season at Sixways and, as of June 2018 had two tries in 13 games for his country. He was also part of the British & Irish Lions squad which toured New Zealand in 2017, making two appearances for the side.

Alafoti Fasoiliva joined Warriors from Bath Rugby in 2016 and, as of June 2018 had five tries in 39 Warriors appearances. The powerful back row represented Samoa at the 2015 Rugby World Cup and has over 20 international caps.

Francois Hougaard joined originally joined Warriors on a short-term deal in February 2016 and inspired a turn in fortunes with a debut try and five wins in his first six games. The scrum-half has signed two contract extensions since and has five Springboks tries to his name in 46 appearances.

Tevita Cavubati joined Warriors after an impressive 2015 Rugby World Cup showing with Fiji and went on to play 20 Premiership games for Warriors. The giant lock first appeared on the international scene in 2011. He went on to help them win the 2015 and 2016 Pacific Nations Cup. Cavubati joined Newcastle Falcons in the summer of 2017.

James Johnston made his international debut for Samoa against Tonga back in 2008 and has gone on to make 16 appearances for his country. After joining Warriors in January 2016, Johnston was selected for the Samoa squad for their Tests against Fiji, Tonga and Georgia in June of the same year.

Bregvadze joined Warriors from Toulouse in October 2015 and went on to make 27 Premiership appearances for the Club. The hooker earned his first Georgia cap in 2008 and has since gone on to play over 30 times for his country. During the 2015/16 season he helped his country win the European Nations Cup against Romania in front of 50,000 fans in Tbilisi. During the summer of 2016, Bregvadze played all three games in his country’s first-ever Pacific islands tour, in which they remained unbeaten following wins over Fiji and Tonga and a draw with Samoa.

Ofa Fainga’anuku made his debut for Tonga against the USA in 2011 and went on to win three caps for his country. The prop made 17 Premiership appearances for Warriors and represented his country against Fiji during his time at Sixways.

Chris Pennell became a fully-fledged England international in June 2014, when he came on as a replacement in England’s first Test against New Zealand. He subsequently scored a try for England in a non-international match against the Crusaders. In January 2015, Pennell was also selected for England Saxons where he was Sky Sports man-of-the-match in his side’s 18-9 win over Ireland Wolfhounds.

Giant lock Mariano Galarza made his Argentina debut against Scotland in 2010 at the age of 23. The forward featured for the Pumas in Rugby World Cup 2011 and The Rugby Championship 2013. Galarza joined Warriors in 2013 and moved to Gloucester Rugby the following summer.

Agustin Creevy joined Warriors in the autumn of 2013 and went on to make 12 Premiership appearances before helping his side win promotion from the Championship in 2015. He made eight appearances for Argentina during his time at Sixways and, as of June 2018, had won 73 caps for his country, including appearances at the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups.

Back-row Leonardo Senatore joined Warriors in the autumn of 2013 and left in the summer of 2015 after helping Warriors win promotion from the Championship. Senatore made his Argentina debut in 2008 and represented his country in the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups. As of June 2018 he had won 49 caps for his country

Jeremy Su’a spent the 2013/14 season at Warriors. The New Zealand-born scrum-half made his international debut for Samoa against Wales in the 2011 Rugby World Cup and went on to win 14 caps for his country.

British & Irish Lion Euan Murray joined Warriors in 2012 and made 24 Premiership appearances for Warriors before leaving the Club in 2014. Murray was one of Scotland’s finest tightheads of recent generations and went on to win 66 caps for his country. The forward picked up his 50th international cap during his first season at Sixways and played at the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups.

Josh Matavesi joined Warriors in 2012 and made 28 Premiership appearances for the Club before moving to Ospreys in 2014. Matavesi made his Fiji debut at the age of 19 as a full-back against Scotland at Murrayfield. The versatile back played two games for Fiji in the 2015 Rugby World Cup and, as of June 2018, had won 17 caps for his country.

David Lemi scored 12 tries in 34 Premiership appearances during his two seasons at Sixways. The winger made his Samoa debut at the age of 22 in a 24-14 victory over Tonga. He went on to play in the Rugby World Cup in 2007 and 2011 and won 54 caps for his country.

Warriors centurion Matt Mullan replaced the injured Andrew Sheridan in the England squad for the 2010 6 Nations and made his international debut as a replacement for Tim Payne against Italy in Rome in February 2010. He has gone on to win 17 caps for England.

Warriors centurion Alex Grove represented Scotland at Under 18, Under 19 and Under 20 levels and was also part of Scotland A’s victorious IRB Nations Cup team in 2009 before receiving his first call-up to the full Scotland squad for the 2009 November internationals. Grove made his Scotland debut against Fiji, before winning further caps against Australia and Argentina. He left the Club in the summer of 2006 after more than a decade at Sixways, during which time he racked up 153 first-team appearances.

Pat Sanderson was first capped on England’s 1998 Southern Hemisphere tour as a 20-year-old, facing New Zealand twice and South Africa. He won another three caps on the 2001 tour to North America before being recalled for the Autumn Test opener against Australia in 2005. He was made captain for England’s tour to Australia in 2006 and made a total of 16 appearances for England. Sanderson made 156 first-team appearances for Warriors during six years at Sixways.

Chris Horsman made his full Wales debut against New Zealand in November 2005 at the Millennium Stadium. He scored his first and only try for Wales against England at Twickenham and was selected for the Wales squad for the 2007 Rugby World Cup. He won 14 caps for Wales and made 45 Premiership appearances for Warriors.

Aleki Lutui made his debut for Tonga in March 1999 in a match against Georgia. He played for Tonga in their 2001 Pacific Rim campaign and later that year toured Scotland and Wales. Lutui captained Tonga for the first time in June 2004 in a match against Fiji and went on to win 45 caps for his country, appearing for his country at the 2007, 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups. Lutui made 186 appearances for Warriors.

Netani Talei made his Test debut for Fiji against Tonga in June 2006 and was part of the 30-man Fiji squad which reached the quarter-finals of the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Talei went on to win 33 caps for his country and also appeared at the 2011 and 2015 Rugby World Cups. Talei made 36 Premiership appearances for Warriors.

Warriors legend Tevita Taumoepeau was a cult hero at Sixways, racking up 181 appearances during seven years at Sixways. Taumoepeau won 35 caps for Tonga, including two at the 1999 Rugby World Cup. He is the elder brother of All Black capped prop Saimone Taumoepeau.

Aisea Havili made his debut for Tonga against Canada in 2000. He went on to win 14 caps for his country, including two at the 2007 Rugby World Cup. Havili made 31 Premiership appearances during his time at Sixways.

Son of famous Scottish winger Sandy Hinshelwood, Ben was the outstanding sportsman in his days at North Sydney Boys High School. The centre made his Scotland debut against Canada in 2002 and went on to win 19 caps for his country, including four at the 2003 Rugby World Cup. Hinshelwood joined Warriors in 2004 and made 21 Premiership appearances during his time at Sixways.

Born in Buenos Aires, Alejandro Moreno won three caps for Argentina in 1998 after making his debut against Paraguay. He went on to win five caps for Italy, two of which came at the 1999 Rugby World Cup.

Miguel Avramovic made his international debut for Argentina in April 2005 in a match against Japan. The centre went on to win 11 caps for his country, crossing the whitewash four times. He played one Premiership game for Warriors in 2006.

Sateki Tuipulotu made his Tonga debut against Fiji in 1993 and was a regular for his country at full-back until his retirement in 2003. He played in the 1995, 1999 and 2003 Rugby World Cups . Tuipulotu was a regular kicker for Tonga and scored 27 points in a match against Korea in 1999. During the 1999 World Cup Tuipulotu helped kick Tonga to victory over Italy with a drop goal from inside his own half. His final match for Tonga came in their 91-7 loss to New Zealand at the 2003 World Cup.