Bath has recruited England centre Ollie Lawrence on a “long-term agreement” after he terminated his contract with Worcester.
Lawrence made his debut for the team in their loss to Gloucester after initially joining on a short-term loan.
Since his debut in 2020, the 23-year-old has received six England caps.
Fergus Lee-Warner, a former Warriors forward, has also agreed to play for the remainder of the 2022–23 campaign.
Four Worcester players, including Lawrence and Lee-Warner, were loaned to Bath last week before a portion of the team was wound up in the High Court and banned from all competitions.
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Ted Hill and Valeriy Morozov both signed temporary contracts and are reportedly in continuous discussions with Bath about their long-term prospects.
Lawrence joined Worcester in 2017 and contributed to the team’s Premiership Rugby Cup victory the previous year.
Ollie immediately left a lasting impression on Johann van Graan, head of rugby at Bath.
“He gave us a strong gainline on Saturday and applied strong defensive pressure as well. He possesses wonderful footwork, a great hand-off, and a high level of rugby IQ.”
Lee-Warner, an Australian who can play in the back row or as a lock, joined Worcester just this summer after playing for Western Force in Super Rugby.
Van Graan continued, “He is a highly versatile player, and we’re happy to have him for the remainder of the season.