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Percival set for Worcester return

07 March 2011

  • Harlequins' James Percival set to rejoin Worcester
  • Former Northampton lock came through Warriors academy set-up
Worcester-bound James Percival takes in action for Harlequins

Photo: Getty Images

Worcester Warriors have confirmed lock James Percival has agreed to return to the club in the summer.

The 27-year-old came through the academy set-up at Sixways before moving to Northampton and then Harlequins.

Percival has gone on to make 57 appearances in his time at the Quins, but he has now opted to re-sign for the Warriors.

And head coach Richard Hill is delighted to have bolstered his pack with the signing of the 6ft 7in second row.

"Phil Davies and I have been looking closely at the make-up of our pack of forwards for next season and we firmly believe that James Percival will be a fantastic acquisition for Warriors," said Hill.

James offers huge physicality - Hill

"James offers huge physicality, will do exactly what we want him to do on the field and adds a real abrasive and hard edge to our pack.

"He also brings with him the added benefit of having been here before so he knows the club and area very well and will settle in quickly.

"Everyone I have talked to at Worcester who has worked with James in the past has spoken very highly of him and the same can be said of Harlequins who I know will be sad to see him leave.

"It's fantastic to get a player back who clearly cares so much for the club and we hope in the future that other players who have left us will be able to make a return and big impact."

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