Samoa international Ed Fidow will be joining Worcester Warriors this summer after signing a two-year deal with the Gallagher Premiership club.
The 25-year-old has played for Samoa in seven Tests with all of it coming last year and has already scored eight tries in it. He will head to Sixways from French Pro D2 club Provence and the move to sign him comes after Bryce Heem has announced that he will exit the club at the end of the ongoing season.
''I am delighted to be joining Worcester Warriors. The opportunity to test myself against the very best in England was too good to turn down,” Fidow said.
“I would like to thank Alan Solomons and his coaching team for giving me the opportunity to join such a historical club. I will be working very hard to help my new team-mates and to show the Warriors supporters my best rugby.''
Heem has been with Worcester Warriors since 2015 and has made 66 appearances for the club scoring 30 tries. The 30-year-old also has played for Super Rugby side Chiefs and provincial side Auckland before his move to the Warriors.
“Bryce has reached the point in his career where he has decided that he wants a different experience," said Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons.
“We have tried our best to persuade him otherwise, but, unfortunately to no avail.
“He is a terrific player and a fantastic bloke who will be sorely missed. Whilst we are really sorry to see him go we wish him all the very best.”