Worcester finally got their man yesterday when they announced they had signed Argentine prop Emiliano Bergamaschi.
The Sixways side have already missed out on two front-row forwards in the last six weeks but in Bergamaschi they have a player with Premiership experience who can operate on both sides of the scrum.
The 29-year-old weighs 20st and has an abrasive reputation having proved himself in the English top flight with Saracens and Bristol.
Where Laurent Emmanuelli and Patrice Collazo refused to commit to a move to the Midlands, the former staying with AS Montferrand and the latter moving to Gloucester instead, Bergamaschi has signed a two-year deal.
He becomes the second front-row forward to sign this month after Gloucester hooker Chris Fortey agreed to make the short journey from Kingsholm.
If both new men and existing tighthead Chris Horsman play in the same side next season it will give Warriors one of the most fearsome front-rows in the top flight.
All three court controversy with their physical styles but Horsman has been hugely effective since he moved to Worcester last summer. Director of rugby, John Brain, will be confident in his ability to convince Fortey and Bergamaschi to toe the line.
Bergamaschi becomes the fifth player to move to Worcester with Andy Gomarsall, Shane Drahm and Nicolas Le Roux also having agreed to move.
Meanwhile, Moseley's young stand-off Ollie Thomas was confirmed in the England Counties squad to tour Argentina and Uruguay next month. He will travel with his Stourbridge counterpart Duncan Hughes and Pertemps Bees prop Matt Long for a three-match programme culminating against the Uruguay national team in Montevideo on June 18. Former Coventry prop Jim Robinson manages the team.