FLANKER Andrew Durutalo will return to Ealing Trailfinders at the end of the season after failing to nail down a place in Worcester Warriors' first team.

The USA international made the move to Sixways from Ealing in October but has made only six appearances for Warriors.

Durutalo, 30, has had just four minutes of action in the Aviva Premiership when he came off the bench in Worcester's defeat to Sale Sharks in December.

His last outing for Warriors came in the Anglo-Welsh Cup in late January but has featured six times for Worcester Cavaliers.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “I’d like to place on record our thanks to Andrew for his efforts during the past six months and we wish him all the best in the future.”

The powerful back-rower is thrilled to be heading back to London. 

“I’m very excited to be coming back and it was an easy decision to return," Durutalo said. 

"I played some of my best rugby here and I love the style of rugby so I’ll be looking to contribute more next season. 

"There is a lot of ambition here and I want to be a part of the club as it looks to push up to greater heights.”

Ealing director of rugby Ben Ward added: “Drew showed everyone during his time with us earlier in the season exactly what he can do, so to have him coming back is massively exciting.

"I know that he is hungry for more and he will be a crucial player for us in our search to achieve our main aim next season.”