Worcester Warriors sign Scotland international Rory Sutherland ahead of 2021/22 season

Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons

Worcester Warriors have announced the signing of Scotland international Rory Sutherland ahead of the 2021/22 season.

Having started his career with Hawick, Biggar and Gala, Sutherland made his senior debut with Edinburgh in 2014 where he worked under current Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons.

His consistent performances for Edinburgh saw him earn Scotland cap in 2016 and has gone on to play 16 Tests with his last appearance coming in the Six Nations tournament earlier in the year.

The 28-year-old was also called up to the British and Irish Lions for the ongoing tour of South Africa.

“I am absolutely delighted to have signed for Worcester Warriors. Speaking with Alan Solomons and Jonathan Thomas about their vision for the club and the role I could play within that, is what really propelled me to sign,” Sutherland told the club's official website.

“Solly was the guy that gave me my first break as a professional and under him I earnt my first international cap. So he is a bloke I have a good relationship with and trust.

“I have spoken to many Premiership players over the years and they always talked about how attritional the league is. I knew one day that I wanted to come and sample it for myself."

Warriors director of rugby Solomons is excited about reuniting with Sutherland and is confident of his success with the club.

“It is fantastic news for the club that Rory is joining us here at Sixways,” he said.

“I have known Suzz since my Edinburgh days and we have always remained in touch. We brought Suzz into Edinburgh Rugby from Gala and he immediately made his mark.

“He is a terrific rugby player; a big, powerful, abrasive, scrummaging loosehead who really puts himself about.

“He has become a regular for Scotland and thoroughly deserved his selection for The Lions".