National One new boys Moseley have further reinforced their front row with the signing of former Worcester hooker Chris Hall.
The 27-year-old's arrival - following that of ex-Coventry prop James Thomas - brings to five the additions to Ian Smith's squad as the head coach looks to fortify his pack ahead of the rigours of next season's 30-match campaign.
Hall is an experienced campaigner and was once a full-timer who spent five seasons at Sixways after moving from his home-town club, Gloucester.
He was released after Worcester's first Premiership season and spent last year playing with Moseley's National Two rivals Henley Hawks, although he made only a handful of starts.
"He wanted some time away from the game to do some other things," Smith said. "But he is back involved again and looks very good in training.
"He could prove to be a very valuable asset because he is not just experienced but he is a very, very talented rugby player. I have known him for a few years and he's very quick on the uptake and he under-stands patterns and the game and makes great decisions.
"Chris is composed as well; when you have played at a higher level young bring composure to a side and that's going to stand us in good stead."
Hall was first-choice hooker at Worcester between 2001 and 2003 but the arrival of Ben Daly and then Andre van Niekerk saw his role reduced to the point where he was allowed to leave in 2005.
He made only eight appearances for the Hawks last year but comes to Moseley intent on challenging Adam Caves and Dean Bick for the starter's berth.
Smith, however, stressed that his pedigree would not make him a certainty for that role, saying: "It very much depends on what Adam and 'Bicky' do. Who would have thought that Bick would have kept Caves out for most of last season? He's fit so far but it's about what happens during a game that matters."
Hall joins Paul Knight, Paul Arnold, Thomas and Jody Peacock as the club's summer signings with several more to be announced imminently.
Meanwhile, Hall's former team yesterday discovered the structure of their European Challenge Cup campaign with Viadana being their first opponents.
The Italian side come to Sixways on the weekend of October 20-22 before the Warriors face the demanding task of visiting Clermont Auvergne a week later.
A December double header with another French team, Albi, comes before the reverse fixtures in January. Harlequins - double winners of the European Challenge Cup title - will kick-off their bid for a tournament treble with a challenging Pool Four trip to Galway to take on Connacht on the opening weekend. n Pertemps Bees have continued their summer recruitment campaign by signing experienced scrum-half Reece Spee from Irish provincial side Ulster.
Spee, 28, has spent three seasons with Ulster, playing for them in both the Celtic League and European Cup. He previously played for the Bay of Plenty side in his native New Zealand but will join Bees as a European-qualified player as he is a Dutch passport-holder.
He is the second scrum-half to join Bees in a week following Mike Baxter from Bath and will add to the competition for the No 9 shirt vacated by Paul Knight, released at the end of last season. Spee is Bees' fourth close season capture following Baxter, lock Mark Cornwell (Gloucester) and fly-half Jon Higgins (Coventry).