WORCESTER Warriors have made six new additions to their senior academy squad for the 2018-19 season.

Prop Kai Owen and Wales under 18s pair Luke Scully and Callum Morris who play at fly-half and scrum-half respectively have joined Worcester.

Highly-rated centre Ollie Lawrence, who trained with England’s senior squad in May, back rower Tom Fawcett and wing Alex Bartley will step up from Warriors’ under 18s.

Worcester have also retained centre Will Butler, hooker Beck Cutting, full-back Nick David, back rowers Tom Dodd and Ted Hill, wing Alex Hearle, locks Andrew Kitchener and James Scott, loosehead prop Nick Rigby and tighthead prop Joe Morris.

Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “A flourishing academy is vital for the success of this club.

"We’ve got some tremendous young players who really stepped up to the plate last season and I have no doubt we’ll see more of these young guys impressing in the upcoming campaign.”

Academy manager Chim Gale said: “A lot of the guys have really impressed when handed opportunities with the first-team or Worcester Cavaliers in 2017-18 and hopefully now they will continue to make strides and make the step up to the senior squad in the next couple of seasons.

“For the young guys coming in, they will be hungry to make an impression and we’re looking forward to working alongside them to try and help them realise their potential.

“I’d like to place on record our thanks to all our local clubs, schools, coaches and the parents who continue to help support our thriving academy system within the North Midlands and South Warwickshire.”

Meanwhile academy back Afeafe Haisila Lokotui, who made two first-team appearances, has left the club.

Gale added: “We’d like to thank Afe for his services over the past couple of years and we wish him all the best in his next venture.”