COACH Mefin Davies will leave Warriors at the end of the season to link up with old boss Dean Ryan at Dragons.

Former Wales international hooker Davies was drafted in by Ryan in 2014, initially to assist the academy forwards, but has since been promoted to scrum and assistant forwards coach at Worcester.

Sixways boss Alan Solomons said: “We would like to thank Mefin for the valuable contribution he has made to the club and wish him all the very best in his new venture. 

"The club has matters in hand for Mefin’s replacement."

Ryan said: “Investing in our coaching environment will improve us as a team so it’s pleasing to announce that Mefin will be joining us next season.

“I know Mefin very well after we worked together during our time at Worcester, where he guided the development of Warriors’ talented forwards.

“He has made a real impression in the English Premiership and we now looking forward to seeing the impact he can make at Dragons.”

Davies represented a host of clubs during his career including Pontypridd, Celtic Warriors, Gloucester, Leicester Tigers and Ospreys.

He made his Test debut in 2002 in Cape Town against South Africa and featured in the 2003 Rugby World Cup. He was part of the 2005 Six Nations Championship and Grand Slam winning squad.

Following his retirement, Davies worked as development coach at Ospreys and head coach at Swansea before joining Ryan at Worcester.

  • WARRIORS will host a five-a-side football tournament in aid of Cure Parkinson's Trust on Sunday, April 19. 

Teams from across the UK and Europe will be competing in the inaugural Cure Parkinson's Cup at Sixways.

The competition is open to players of all abilities, with any degree of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms, any age, gender or level of fitness can participate.