WORCESTER'S new signing has revealed just why he came to Sixways - he just loves to entertain.

James Brown became Worcester's 12th close season signing this week when he made the move from London Irish.

The fly-half, who celebrates his 24th birthday today, revealed it was Worcester's new free-scoring style which convinced him to join the Sixways revolution.

Former Irish mentor Andy Keast has led the way in transforming the Gold'n'Blues into National One's entertainers since his arrival back in January. And Brown just cannot wait to take to the Sixways stage.

"I've known Andy Keast for a long time now," said Brown. "He was at London Irish when I was there for my first stint. I know the style he is trying to play and it completely suits my game down to the ground.

"Andy's ideas about the way the game should be played are outstanding. He wants to move the ball, I want to move the ball.

"I saw some of the Worcester games towards the end of the season when Andy had put his stamp on the game plan and it was exciting stuff.

"His ideas and the style he is trying to bring to the game is one of the main reasons why I came to Worcester because, as a fly half, it is something you want to be part of."

Brown, however, could have stayed in the Premiership for next season with one year left on his Irish contract.

"I got to a stage at London Irish where I wanted to play some games," he added. "I have ambitions myself, I want to play for England. But before I can get anywhere near that level, I have to play games.

"London Irish wanted me to stay but I was adamant that I had to leave to progress my career. It was purely a rugby decision.

"Obviously I have to come here and earn the respect at Worcester firstly. I have to show them that I am good enough to play.

"I've played against Craig Chalmers a couple of times when he was at Harlequins and he is still a great player. To oust him is not going to be easy."

Worcester could be set for a crunch National One opener next season when they travel for a Midlands derby at Coventry in the first game of the 2002-03 season. More fixtures in Monday's Evening News.