Super Rugby

Blues hooker to join Worcester Warriors

Cape Town - Worcester Warriors have announced that Blues and Northland hooker Matt Moulds will join them ahead of next season, their seventh new signing.

Moulds, 27, also plays for Northland alongside another new Warriors recruit, scrumhalf Jono Kitto, and captained the province in the Mitre 10 Cup from 2015 to 2018.

"I am really excited to start a new chapter in my rugby career with Worcester Warriors. My UK heritage is something I am very proud of, so to be able to live in the UK and play in the Gallagher Premiership, at a great club, with great people is an amazing opportunity for me. I am really looking forward to working with everyone there," Moulds said.

"I am very grateful to the rugby clubs that I've been able to call home here in New Zealand - Otamatea Hawks, Canterbury University, Northland RU and the Blues. Being able to represent my family and friends at these clubs has been special and in doing so I have gained so many great memories and experiences.

"My current focus is to finish a strong campaign here with the Blues. It is going to be hard to leave, but I am excited to further myself as a player, building on all that I have learned here in NZ, in this new phase of my career."

Moulds made his Super Rugby debut in 2015 and has been a key member of the Blues squad since 2016.

His strength and mobility have impressed Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons who is looking forward to Moulds' arrival at Sixways in time for the start of next season.

"It is fantastic news for the club that we have been able to secure the services of Matt who has been part of the Blues Super Rugby squad for the past five seasons," Solomons said.

"He is an experienced hooker with a strong set piece and great mobility around the park. I have no doubt that he will add huge value to the team and we are all looking forward to welcoming him to Sixways."

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