DIRECTOR of rugby Alan Solomons says Worcester Warriors will have “plenty of gas” next season when their Samoan speedsters pitch up at Sixways.

Melani Nanai and Ed Fidow have agreed to move to Warriors and Solomons believes the wingers will bring searing pace to his side.

Kiwi flyer Bryce Heem will leave Warriors at the end of the campaign with Toulon set to secure his signature and Wales ace Josh Adams is also expected to depart to further his international career.

The duo have been key players for Warriors with Heem scoring 31 tries in 68 games and Adams crossing the whitewash 34 times in 59 appearances.

But Solomons is excited by the arrival of Nanai and Fidow who will challenge Tom Howe, Perry Humphreys and Dean Hammond for starting spots.

“The one thing I do feel with the wingers we’ve got is they all have pace and that’s important,” Solomons said.

“Nothing matches pace, you’ve got to have speed in your side and they’ve all got plenty of gas.”

Nanai, 25, is playing for Super Rugby side Blues and got three assists in their 28-20 win over Sunwolves last week.

“Although Melani is tall, he is more willowy than Bryce but he’s got really good movement and very good evasive skills,” Solomons said.

“He is a really good footballer.”

Fidow, 25, has notched eight tries in seven Tests for Samoa and is playing for French second-tier club Provence after a stint at Top 14 outfit Bordeaux.

“Ed has got a lot of pace and he’s not a small man as he’s about 98 kilograms,” Solomons said.

“He’s a really good player and has got a lot of talent.

“He was with (former Gloucester player) Rory Teague at Bordeaux so I spoke to Rory about him.

“I also spoke to friends of mine in Australia where he played club rugby in Brisbane and I talked to the guy who is coaching Samoa.

“Everything’s really positive about him and you can see from the footage that he’s got pace and a bit of X-factor about him so I’m really pleased he’ll be here with us.

“Having a little bit of X-factor is important. Most of the sides you play against in the Premiership all have that.”

Heem bagged his 11th try of an impressive campaign which has seen him get into the top three for metres gained (986), offloads made (22) and turnovers won (14) in the Premiership.

Solomons said he understood the reasoning behind the 30-year-old’s decision to turn down a contract extension at Warriors.

“Bryce is a fantastic bloke, a great team man and brilliant rugby player so we’ll miss him,” Solomons said.

“But he’s reached that point in his career where he wants a different experience.

“We’ve done everything we can to convince him to stay and we’re dreadfully sorry to lose him but I perfectly understand where he’s coming from.

“He’s still got a good few years left in the game and it’s up to him how long he wants to play for.

“Ultimately it will come to an end and he will go back home to Auckland where he will settle down with his family.

“It’s a fantastic country and a brilliant place to bring up a family but you’re a long way from everywhere so he’s obviously looking for an opportunity that could be a little different.”