Dowsett en route to Warriors

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 11:17
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NEWS: Brumbies scrumhalf Michael Dowsett has signed with Premiership club Worcester Warriors.

The English-qualified Dowsett joins up with his new teammates immediately to provide further competition for the scrumhalf position at Sixways.

The 24-year-old spent three seasons with Australian Super Rugby side Brumbies, having made his debut back in 2014.

The halfback went on to make 22 appearances for the Canberra-based side, with the latest coming in this year’s Super Rugby campaign.

A competent kicker with both feet, the scrumhalf has learnt his craft under the guidance of Wallabies legends Stephen Larkham and George Gregan, while also having been mentored by Nic White at the Brumbies.

Dowsett recently featured for New Zealand outfit Southland in their National Provincial Cup competition while he also counts Canberra Vikings and New South Wales Country Eagles as former clubs.

Head Coach Carl Hogg said: "Obviously we were really disappointed to lose Francois Hougaard for a lengthy period of time but we’re delighted to capture someone of Michael’s quality.

"He is a young, hungry player who will provide stiff competition for the scrumhalf jersey.

"His experience playing in one of Super Rugby’s best teams and alongside a host of Wallaby internationals will only be of great benefit to our young squad,"

Dowsett added: "I can’t wait to join up with my new teammates and to get out on the field and show what I can do.

"Worcester are ambitious as I am myself, and I want to showcase what I’ve got and try and help push this Club to where it wants to be,"

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