WING Ed Fidow and hooker Joe Taufete’e are scheduled to return to Worcester Warriors this week after finishing their World Cup adventures.

The duo featured in all four of their nation’s group matches with Fidow starring for Samoa and Taufete’e representing USA.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons said the pair would need time to settle back into life at Sixways but could both be in the mix for selection for Warriors’ Gallagher Premiership trip to Northampton Saints a week on Saturday.

“They will be back during the course of this week,” Solomons said.

“They have had four games, so you have to understand that and they have to re-acclimatise and re-adjust.

“They will come back and then we will bleed them back into the squad.

“At least Ed spent most of the pre-season with us which was a positive and Joey knows the teams. He’s part of the furniture.”

Asked whether there was a possibility Fidow and Taufete’e could play at Northampton, Solomons added: “Yes, absolutely.

“I think this weekend (against Leicester Tigers) is too early to be honest.

“It would be a six-day turnaround for Joey should we consider him and there is an eight-hour time difference between Japan and here.

“He would certainly have some jetlag and fatigue as it is a big trip to get here.”

Taufete’e’s USA side, managed by ex-Warriors boss Gary Gold, lost against England, France, Argentina and Tonga to finish bottom of Pool Three.

Fidow scored two tries in Samoa’s Pool A victory over Russia before being sent off in the defeat to Scotland. He was cleared to play against Japan and Ireland only for Samoa to lose both and crash out of the tournament.

However Solomons felt the experience would have done Fidow, who joined Warriors from Provence this summer, and Taufete’e the power of good.

“They’ve been in teams that have been struggling a bit and that makes a difference,” Solomons said.

“But I thought both had really good games.

“It was a great experience for them.

“Even though they have played other Test matches it’s not quite the same as playing at a World Cup.

“Remember they were often up against tier one nations when USA do not play the likes of France, Argentina and England on an annual or even biannual basis.”