WORCESTER Warriors face the prospect of being without new signing Ed Fidow for the start of the season.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons said Fidow was “part of the Samoa squad at this point” and expected him to “make the final cut” for the World Cup.

The 25-year-old wing made his mark on the sevens circuits before going on to score eight tries in seven appearances in the 15s game.

Three of those came in a World Cup qualifier against Germany in Apia last June and Fidow looks set to seal a plane to Japan this autumn.

The Word Cup starts on September 20 – the same weekend Warriors’ Premiership Cup campaign gets underway – and ends on November 2.

Samoa will also compete in the Pacific Nations Cup this summer, facing Tonga on July 27, USA on August 3 and Fiji on August 10.

“Ed is part of the Samoa squad at this point,” said Solomons whose players begin pre-season training on July 1.

“Whether he makes that we will see but he has been playing for them so I would assume that he is going to make the final cut for the World Cup.”

Fidow has signed a two-year contract at Sixways and the announcement of his capture coincided with the news of Bryce Heem’s departure from Warriors.

Fidow has previously played for Brisbane City in Australia’s National Club Championship and for Bordeaux-Begles in the Top 14 last season which saw him notch three touchdowns in 11 outings.

This term Fidow started 12 of his 14 matches for Provence in Pro D2, scoring seven times.