Worcester Warriors have signed veteran scrum-half Peter Stringer on a six-month deal before the Aviva Premiership 2017-18 season.
The 39-year-old joins the Warriors as cover for Francois Hougaard, who’ll be on international duty with the Springboks when the campaign kicks off.
Stringer will also be reunited with former Munster and Ireland team-mate Donncha O’Callaghan, who is now the Warriors captain.
And the former Ireland scrum-half, who won 98 caps for his country between 2000 and 2011, tweeted how excited he was to join the Warriors.
Preseason number 20 began today.Delighted to have signed for @WorcsWarriors and looking forward to the challenge ahead
— Peter Stringer (@stringer9) July 20, 2017
But Adam Jones, who is always a laugh on Twitter, had a humorous observation regarding the scrum-halves somewhat late arrival.
Well done butt!! Clever how you’ve joined half way through! #oldhead
— Adam Jones (@adamjones3) July 20, 2017
Ugo Monye and David Flatman also tweeted a response:
Good on you pal!!! 💪🏾 good luck & enjoy
— ugo monye (@ugomonye) July 20, 2017
“Oh isn’t Strings in amazing shape” Well yeah, so you bloody should be after 20 years mate?! 👏
— David Flatman (@davidflatman) July 21, 2017