Worcester Warriors have confirmed the signing of Wales international centre Ashley Beck from PRO14 side Ospreys on a two-year deal.
The 27-year-old will make the move to Sixways in the summer to further strengthen Warriors’ exciting backline ahead of the 2018/19 season.
Beck has played seven times for Wales, having crossed the whitewash on two occasions, with his last appearance coming in 2013.
A product of the Ospreys Academy, Beck has played 131 games for the Welsh region, crossing the tryline 28 times.
Beck also represented Wales at Under 16, 18 and 20 level and counts Aberavon RFC as a former club.
Beck said: “I’ll forever be thankful to Ospreys for the opportunities I’ve been given but I feel it’s the right time for a new challenge.
“Worcester is a great club with some fantastic facilities. I’m excited about joining a backline full of pace and energy and look forward to the prospect of playing Premiership Rugby which I believe is the most competitive league in the world.”
Warriors Director of Rugby Alan Solomons added: “Ashley is a superb player with international experience and will be a real asset to the side.”
Meanwhile, loose forward Marco Mama has signed a new one-year deal with the club.
Mama, who has made 28 appearances since making the switch from Bristol, is yet another first-team player to pen a new deal ahead of the 2018/19 season as Director of Rugby Alan Solomons looks to build stability and continuity within the squad.