FIT-AGAIN centre Ashley Beck is thrilled to be back in full training after being rocked by injury in his first season at Worcester Warriors.

The former Wales international joined Warriors from Ospreys last summer but played just four games before his campaign was brought to an abrupt end.

Beck sustained a broken leg in the opening stages of Worcester’s European Challenge Cup victory over Stade Francais in Paris last October.

It was another tough moment for the 29-year-old who has endured a string of injury setbacks during his career.

Beck returned for pre-season earlier this month and visited the Redpoint Climbing Centre in Worcester along with his team-mates last week.

“It is great to be back with the boys and in training again,” Beck said.

“I have not timed it well, missing the rugby side of it and back in for pre-season.

“But (head of performance) Johan Pretorius and the conditioners have planned it well and we have enjoyed the first few weeks."

The first team squad tackled artificial rock climbing walls rather than opponents in a fun afternoon that combined physical challenges with team building at the Midland Road centre.

“Chris Pennell sorted out some rock climbing for the boys, you can tell he comes with his daughter because he’s a little bit better than the rest of us,” Beck continued.

“It’s great to get out and do a bit like this, especially when there’s lots going on in Worcester. It shows the new boys what there is to do.

“We’ve had some good team bonding and a bit of banter.”

New signings Ed Fidow, Jono Kitto, Richard Palframan and Matt Moulds were among the Warriors players to take part in the climbing session.

Hooker Isaac Miller added: “Red point climbing centre had us down to do some climbing.

“I don’t think many of us were built for it, but it was good fun.

“Jono Lance was good, he’s been a couple of times by himself.

“Michael Heaney was like mountain goat too.

“I surprised myself by getting to the top of the tallest one.

“I don’t know how I did it – I’m not the best with heights but it was great fun.

“It was to do something outside of Sixways and do some team building.”