Chiefs winger Heem signs for Worcester in England

English Premiership hopeful Rugby club Worcester Warriors have signed New Zealander Bryce Heem from Hamilton based Super Rugby side the Chiefs.

Twenty-six-year-old Heem will join Worcester after he has completed his commitments to the Chiefs in Super Rugby.

Heem scored a try for the Chiefs in their season opening match against the Blues and has impressed when he has selected this season.

The Chiefs back was also a stand-out performer for Tasman Makos during their impressive 2013 and 2014 ITM Cup campaigns and helped the side to the final of the competition last October.

The winger, who stands at 6ft 4in was an influential member of the New Zealand Sevens team between 2011 and 2014, touring the world on the Sevens World

Series circuit and picking up a silver medal at the Commonwealth Games last summer.

Heem, who began his career at hometown club Auckland, has also enjoyed a spell at Cambridge Blues.

He said,”I am really looking forward to joining Warriors and linking up with my new teammates in England.

“I am excited about the prospect of joining a Club which is progressing rapidly and I look forward to being a part of the side and playing a role in the long-term success.”

Warriors Director of Rugby Dean Ryan said,”Bryce has demonstrated his talents in a number of competitions and is now hungry to realise his potential at a Club which has significantly changed its direction over the last 18 months.

“His season in Super Rugby has been a successful one and his presence at Sixways will give this squad another lift as we continue our progress.”

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