Phil Maynard continued underpinning his back row yesterday when he announced the signing of French flanker Guillaume Schueller.
The former Toulouse academy captain has joined Pertemps Bees on a one-year deal after spending most of last season on loan to Orrell from Premiership side Sale.
The 23-year-old can play in all three back-row positions and his arrival gives Maynard greater options and pedigree at the back of the scrum.
"We needed some firepower and Guillaume gives us that," Maynard said. "We were more of a defensive unit in the back row last season and we needed to be a little bit more offensive. Guillaume is young and powerful and will expand our squad in a very important position."
Schueller played 16 games for the Edge Hall Road side last season while also representing Sale in Zurich A and leaves despite Philippe Saint-Andre wanting to retain his services.
He becomes the third flanker signed by Maynard in the past couple of weeks and follows opensides Cae Trayhern, who joined from Pontypool, and Rotherham's robust Tongan international Tu Tamarua as the director of rugby looks to replace the released Tom Jordan and Nathan Carter.
Maynard also expects to complete the signing of former England winger Tom Beim before the end of the week. The ex-Gloucester and Sale player, a prolific tryscorer throughout his career, has spent the past two seasons in Italy with Viadana.
Meanwhile, Maynard's counterpart at Worcester, John Brain, has assured the club's fans that Warriors are progressing with finding a replacement for Andy Keast who left Sixways at the end of last season.
Although Brain refused to confirm the identity of his new coaching assistant it is widely believed that Queensland Red assistant Anthony Eddy will be Keast's successor.
Brain also said that the club were still looking for a winger or outside centre after failing to land Springbok Breyton Paulse earlier this summer. Warriors lacked options out wide throughout most of last season and, following the return of Giscard Pieters to South Africa and release of Daren O'Leary, Brain said: "There are one or two people that we are looking at but those discussions are still in their infancy. We have 31 players in our senior squad at the moment so there is space to add another outside back."
Former Rugby Lions back Phil Reed is returning to the area to play for Nuneaton. Reed, who scored 26 tries in 71 games for Lions at scrumhalf and on the wing, left Doncaster having joined them from Exeter. Nuneaton's director of rugby Chris Tarbuck said: "Phil confirmed on Saturday that he is coming.
"He can play in a number of positions, which is always an asset. I see him as a scrum-half, but he doesn't mind where he is as long as he is getting games."
Reed replaces South African scrum-half Morne Jonker, who has moved on to Rotherham, and will be linking up again with prop Phil Greenbury, who has moved from Rugby Lions where he made 103 first-team appearances in five seasons.