Scotland international prop Euan Murray will join Worcester Warriors next month
Worcester Warriors have boosted their front row with the signing of Scotland international prop Euan Murray.
Last Updated: 04/10/12 11:36am
The 32-year-old has been on loan this season with French Top 14 club Agen from Championship title favourites Newcastle.
He will move to Sixways next month and brings a wealth of Premiership experience to the Warriors following stints with Northampton and Newcastle, who were relegated from the top flight last season.
Looking forward to his new challenge, Murray told the club's official website: "I'm really excited about getting involved with the Warriors.
"I have done a fair bit of research and I realise that the club is definitely going in the right direction.
"It's an impressive team sheet so I am looking forward to starting at Sixways."
On the international stage, Murray was a member of the British & Irish Lions tour to South Africa in 2009 and he has won 47 caps for Scotland, featuring in both the 2007 and 2011 Rugby World Cups.
Murray's loan spell with Agen concludes at the end of next month. He will depart Newcastle after making 31 appearances since joining them in December 2010.
Falcons rugby director Dean Richards said: "Euan has served us well, and with his aspirations to play in the Premiership, continue to play for Scotland and ultimately tour with the Lions, this is a terrific move for him.
"We also have to be realistic and play within our means as a Championship team.
"The squad is packed with experience and has now got momentum after a series of wins as we look to drive towards the Premiership."
And Newcastle executive director Paul Varley added: "We believe that we have a squad strong enough to reach the Championship play-offs and gain promotion back to the Aviva Premiership.
"With this in mind we were prepared to release Euan as we look to reduce the outgoings on players."