Johnston makes Worcester move


Worcester Warriors have signed Samoa prop James Johnston a day after he was released by Premiership rivals Wasps.

New Zealand-born Johnson ended his stay with Wasps on Tuesday following an injury-plagued six months at the Coventry-based club following his move from champions Saracens.

The 29-year-old tighthead, who did not make a solitary appearance for Wasps, will not look to reignite his career at Worcester.

Warriors director of rugby Dean Ryan said: "The scrum is an area where we've lacked a bit of experience so we're delighted James has agreed to be a part of our journey.

"He has a wealth of top-class Premiership and European game-time under his belt and will add great depth to our front row."

Johnston said: "Worcester are building something special here and I've been really impressed with how the club has moved forward in the past 18 months.

"I can't wait to join up with my new team-mates and I hope I can add something to the pack and help drive us up the league table."