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Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:34
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All-action Argentinean hooker Agustin Creevy will become a Warrior from next season after agreeing a move to the Sixways club.

A dynamic and experienced front row forward, Creevy has enjoyed a strong career in French rugby after spells with Biarritz, Clermont and current club Montpellier.

The 27-year-old, who has won 22 caps for his country, has now turned down other offers from both France and England to make the switch and join Warriors.

Creevy also captained Argentina when they played Warriors in a friendly at Sixways on the eve of the Rugby World Cup in 2011, where he featured in all five games for the Pumas.

Head coach Richard Hill is delighted to agree terms for Creevy who joins countryman Leonardo Senatore plus experienced back Paul Warwick in agreeing moves next season.

“Agustin is a quality international player who will add real strength in depth and power to the pack of forwards we are building here at Warriors,” said Hill.

“I really like the way he plays the game and the clear ball-carrying ability he possesses. He will help us continue to develop our attacking game and has played some lovely stuff at Montpellier this season.

“Agustin is clearly very comfortable with the ball in hand and has very strong offloading skills. His ability in contact is excellent.

“He speaks very good English, which is important, and is an experienced international player who will know Leonardo [Senatore] so I am sure they play well together.

“We have signed a very passionate rugby player whose attitude and dedication is superb. I am sure he will be a big asset for the Warriors as we plan for the future.”

Creevy confirmed he had turned down several other offers from both England and France to join the Warriors from next season.

“The chance to play in England is something that was always my intention, in fact I have previously had two opportunities, but the time was not right,” he said.

“I have recently had many offers from clubs in France and England, but decided the time was now right to experience the culture and play in the Premiership. I spoke with several clubs, but after my conversation with Richard Hill I decided Worcester was the club.

“I was very aware of the magnificent facilities in Worcester as I captained Argentina at Worcester in a pre-World Cup friendly in 2011 and all the squad was impressed with the stadium and also the very good support from its fans.

“I have greatly enjoyed my time in France playing with very successful clubs at Biarritz and Montpellier. During this time in the Top 14 have played many English teams in European competition’s and have always been impressed with the standards of clubs and play.

“I am delighted to now come to England with a new wife, excited in exploring a new culture and playing as a Worcester Warrior.”

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