Worcester are set to announce the signing of former Wales international Hal Luscombe who will leave Harlequins at the end of the season.
The 27-year-old will end his two-year stay at the Twickenham Stoop to team up with Sixways director of rugby Mike Ruddock and reprise a relationship that served the national team so well.
Luscombe, who has played 16 times for his country, started the first two games of Ruddock’s 2005 campaign, wins against England and Italy.
The South African born threequarter played all five matches on the wing in the 2006 Six Nations, before cutting his ties with the Principality and moving to London from Newport Gwent Dragons.
He played once for his country last term and has made a modest impact under Dean Richards with 16 appearances and three tries in the current season.
Luscombe becomes the second international outside back to confirm a move to Sixways following the announcement a few months ago that Chris Latham will arrive in October 2008.
Luscombe can play either wing or centre and his addition will compensate for the loss of Thinus Delport who, The Post revealed, will quit the club in May.
Ruddock’s attempts to recruit a scrum half have not been so successful, however. Top target Ben Foden has agreed a move to Northampton from Sale while another possibility, former Moseley colt Scott Bemand will today announce a move to Bath from Leicester Tigers.