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RUGBY: Bath's Biggs to join Warriors
7:36am Tuesday 22nd April 2014 in Sport
BATH favourite Tom Biggs will join Worcester Warriors at the end of the season, the club confirmed this morning.
Biggs, who saw a proposed move into rugby league with Super League side Hull FC fall through earlier this season, was the club's top try scorer during the 2011/12 campaign and was also named Supporters' Player of the Year.
The 29 year old, who has made more than 81 Bath appearances, said: "“The situation with Hull FC was disappointing, but I’m excited about joining Worcester and hopefully helping them achieve their goals.”
“I’ve loved my time here at Bath, and would like to thank all the supporters, coaches, staff and players who have made it such a great experience. This is a really exciting squad and I’m sure they’ll keep improving over the coming seasons.”
Bath head coach Mike Ford, added: “Biggsy is a great player, a total professional, and we’re sad we couldn’t keep him after the Hull move fell through. I’m sure he’ll be a huge asset for Worcester and we wish him all the best there.”
Biggs has represented England at U21, Sevens and Saxons levels, and has has scored 32 tries in 127 Premiership appearances during spells with Leeds Carnegie, Newcastle Falcons and Bath.
He made his Leeds debut in 2004 and was part of the side which claimed victory in the Powergen Cup Final at Twickenham in 2005.
After becoming the Yorkshire club's all-time leading try scorer with 51 tries, Biggs moved to Newcastle in 2009, before joining Bath the following summer.
Biggs said: "I am excited about the challenge of joining Worcester. They are a very ambitious club but have not reached where they have wanted to be over recent seasons and I want to play a part in helping them achieve success.
"I am looking forward to working with Carl Hogg again who I worked with at Leeds and with my ex-Bath teammate Sam Vesty.
"When I met with Dean (Ryan, Warriors director of rugby) he was very honest about where the club were and where he wants to take it."
Ryan added: "Tom is an exciting player who has the ability to demonstrate flashes of brilliance and change the outcome of any match.
"He has been a consistent Premiership performer for a decade and when he became available to sign, it was an easy decision to make.
"His presence amongst our emerging backline will be invaluable to us next season, as will his experience of playing in a successful environment."
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