SAMOA international wing Ed Fidow has become Worcester Warriors’ fifth new signing for next season after penning a two-year contract.

In a statement Warriors said the recruitment of Fidow would “help to counter-balance the loss” of Bryce Heem who will leave Sixways at the end of the campaign.


Fidow will join Warriors from French Pro D2 club Provence but his arrival date has yet to be confirmed as it is subject to his international commitments with Samoa.

The 25-year-old has scored eight tries in seven appearances for his country including a hat-trick in a Rugby World Cup qualifier against Germany in Apia last June having first made his mark on the sevens circuit.

Fidow has previously played for Brisbane City in Australia’s National Club Championship and for Bordeaux-Begles in France’s Top 14 competition.

He is now relishing the prospect of playing in the Gallagher Premiership for the first time.

''I am delighted to be joining Worcester Warriors,” Fidow said.

“The opportunity to test myself against the very best in England was too good to turn down.

“I would like to thank (director of rugby) Alan Solomons and his coaching team for giving me the opportunity to join such a historical club.

“I will be working very hard to help my new team-mates and to show the Warriors supporters my best rugby.''

Fidow will join fellow Samoa-born wing Melani Nanai who has been recruited from Super Rugby side Blues.

Leicester Tigers lock Graham Kitchener, Northland scrum-half Jono Kitto and Connacht tighthead prop Conor Carey will also make the move to Warriors for next season.

Warriors boss Solomons said: “Ed is a terrific wing who has represented Samoa at both sevens and 15s.

“He is a real X-factor player with pace to burn and will be a huge asset for us as we go forward.

“I have no doubt that he will make his mark here at Sixways and our supporters are in for a real treat.”