By Geoff Berkeley 14/02 Updated: 17/02 14:36
WORCESTER Warriors have snapped up former London Wasps wing David Lemi.
The 30-year-old Samoan, who has scored an impressive 36 tries in 95 games in the top-flight, will arrive at Sixways from Glasgow Warriors for the start of next season.
Lemi played under Warriors head coach Richard Hill at Bristol in 2005 where he became a firm favourite for his try scoring exploits at the Memorial Stadium.
Hill believes Lemi, who has featured in two Rugby World Cups for his country, has what it takes to hit the ground running next season.
“David is a try scorer and in today’s game, when defences are tight and it can be hard to manufacture tries, many come down to individual brilliance," Hill said.
"He is the kind of player that makes things happen, a match winner and can do things others do not expect.
“David also has an excellent work ethic and will fit into the culture at the club and be determined to make a big impression at Warriors."
Lemi admitted the chance to work with former charge Hill was a big incentive for his move to Sixways.
“I’m really looking forward to the move to Worcester - it is a fantastic and big challenge for me to move to a club with such ambition as the Warriors," Lemi said.
“I always enjoyed the style of rugby and what I achieved at Bristol under the leadership of Richard Hill and the chance to work with him again is a huge incentive for me.
“Worcester have some very talented young and up-and-coming players at the club and the challenge for me will be to show that I am worthy of a place in the team and also use my experience to be successful at Sixways."
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