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Worcester Warriors complete Tom Biggs signing

Worcester Warriors complete Tom Biggs signing

Worcester Warriors complete Tom Biggs signing

Worcester Warriors complete Tom Biggs signing

First published in Sport

WORCESTER Warriors have confirmed the signing of Bath wing Tom Biggs.

As revealed in your Worcester News earlier this month, the 29-year-old, who has represented England at under 21, sevens and Saxons levels, will move to Sixways this summer as director of rugby Dean Ryan continues to build for the long-term.

The experienced wing has scored 32 tries in 127 Premiership appearances during spells with Leeds Carnegie, Newcastle Falcons and Bath Rugby.

Biggs made his Leeds debut in 2004 and was part of the side which claimed victory in the Powergen Cup final at Twickenham in 2005.

After becoming the Yorkshire club’s all-time leading try-scorer with 51, Biggs moved to Newcastle in 2009 before joining Bath the following summer.

A regular for Bath during his time in the West Country, Biggs was the club’s top try-scorer during the 2011-12 campaign and was also named supporters’ player of the year.

Biggs said: “I am excited about the challenge of joining Worcester. They are a very ambitious club but have not reached where they have wanted to be over recent seasons and I want to play a part in helping them achieve success.

“I am looking forward to working with coach Carl Hogg again, who I was with at Leeds, and with my ex-Bath team-mate Sam Vesty.

“When I met with Dean Ryan he was very honest about where the club were and where he wants to take it. He is also a fellow Staffordshire bull terrier owner and that was a deal-breaker.”

Ryan said: “Tom is an exciting player who has the ability to demonstrate flashes of brilliance and change the outcome of any match.

“He has been a consistent Premiership performer for a decade and when he became available to sign, it was an easy decision to make.

“His presence among our emerging back-line will be invaluable to us, as will his experience of playing in a successful environment.”

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