Welshmen, both born and adopted, queued up at Sixways yesterday to voice their approval of Hal Luscombe's recruitment.
Off the pitch, director of rugby Mike Ruddock hailed the signing of a "quality player"; on it, or at least close to it, given his limited participation this season, Chris Horsman predicted the 27-year-old will "thrive" under Ruddock's tutelage.
Shortly after Worcester confirmed a move that was exclusively revealed by The Birmingham Post on Monday, Ruddock and Horsman were unanimous in their opinion that the Harlequins threequarter will add to the current squad.
Luscombe has agreed a contract which runs until the summer of 2010. He will move at the end of the current campaign, to be close to his young daughter in Wales and challenge Dale Rasmussen for the outside-centre berth.
According to Horsman, with whom he played against Ireland in February last year, Luscombe's personality is well suited to the team ethos at Sixways and his desire to play a starring role will make him a success.
"He will fit in well, because he likes to have a laugh," says Horsman. "Sometimes, when you play against him, he comes across as a bit arrogant or cocksure but he is a good guy who will fit in with the squad ethos we have got here.
"I am sure he knows he is not going to walk into the side, but he is definitely going to put pressure on the guys who are there. Because of who he is, he likes to be the main man and in the side. He will be good for us."
The last of Luscombe's 16 caps came in that loss to Ireland and he does not appear to be on Wales coach Warren Gatland's radar at all. Instead, he has concentrated his efforts on consolidating Quins' place in the Premiership.
He played in half of their league matches last term and has featured in eight of the Londoners' 15 games this year, scoring three tries including one against Wasps last weekend.
He has been used also solely as a centre by Dean Richards but Ruddock who, as national coach, selected Luscombe in three of the five Grand Slam matches of 2005, is attracted by the fact that the South African-born threequarter can play virtually anywhere along the backline.
"He has got some flexibility about him," Ruddock says. "He can play 13, on the wing or he could probably play 12 as well if we needed him to take the ball up for us.
"There was definitely a lot of interest, particularly back in Wales. We expressed our interest quite a while ago. His agent told me he wanted to move closer to Wales because he has a young daughter.
"He liked what Clive and I have tried to do in terms of the style of rugby we have tried to coach and he wants to stay around an ambitious environment."
As for Luscombe's somewhat prosaic record in English club rugby, Ruddock has no doubts he will flourish next season at Sixways. "You are talking about a player who has played very well at international level," he says. "When Wales beat England in 2005, Haldane played particularly well on the wing against top-quality players.
"He starred the week after against Italy and set up a fantastic try for Martyn Williams. I know what this guy is capable of."
As for Horsman, the tighthead is not capable of much at the moment. Ruddock revealed that the prop will have surgery on a bone spur in his ankle and will miss the next few weeks of Worcester's increasingly promising season.
Horsman was set to make his comeback against Leicester last weekend after missing the entire Premiership campaign with a torn bicep, but twisted his ankle in training.
"If I didn't have bad luck, I'd have no luck at all," the 30-year-old mused.