RUMOUR: England international set to join Worcester Warriors | Ruck

RUMOUR: England international set to join Worcester Warriors

Worcester are understood to be interested in signing Gloucester’s Willi Heinz, according to the Mail Online and The Rugby Paper.

The scrum-half, who joined the Cherry & Whites ahead of the 2015/16 season from the Crusaders in Super Rugby, is thought to be a replacement for Francois Hougaard.

Born in New Zealand, he played for Canterbury in the ITM Cup, and the Crusaders in Super Rugby.

He was called into England’s training camp in May 2017, and was made Gloucester club captain ahead of the 2017/18 season, making 20 appearances and scoring five tries that year.

Heinz made his England debut against Wales at Twickenham Stadium in August and was earlier that month selected in the squad for the 2019 Rugby World Cup squad.

The 34-year-old helped England reach the final in Japan but missed the game against South Africa through injury.

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