X

Friday 29
May

Rugby Union

Te'o to leave Worcester

19th April 2019, 13:48 by Chris Rivers

England centre Ben Te'o is to leave Premiership outfit Worcester Warriors when the current season comes to an end.

The 32-year-old became the club's highest-paid player when he made the switch from Leinster in 2016 but hasn't featured much for the Sixways outfit over the last three years due to a string of injuries and England commitments.

In the time he has won 20 caps for England and two for the British & Irish Lions, the rugby league convert has made 33 appearances for Worcester.

Despite his lack of action for the Warriors, it is understood that several Premiership clubs and a collection of French Top 14 sides are keen on Te'o and will make their moves this summer when he leaves Worcester.

The announcement that Te'o would be moving on came alongside the news that Warriors flanker Dewald Potgieter would be retiring at the end of the season.

The former South Africa international made 20 appearances before suffering a serious a knee injury in 2017 and has announced he will be walking away from rugby this summer.

Worcester have also confirmed the departures of six other players, back-row forwards Alafoti Faosiliva, Carl Kirwan and Zac Xiourouppa, loose-head prop Jack Cosgrove and two members of the Warriors academy, Mason Tonks and Nick Rigby.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Chris Rivers is an experienced reporter who closely follows both Arsenal and Wales Rugby Union team. As well as in-depth football and rugby knowledge, Chris is an avid American Football, Formula One and boxing fan.

More Southern Kings

Recent Sport Headlines

Horse Racing

O'Brien talks up Arizona challenge

28th May 2020, 18:48

Aidan O'Brien accepts that the rescheduling of racing may impact his horses but insists Arizona is still in good form ahead of the 2000 Guineas.

Horse Racing

Buick ready for racing's return

28th May 2020, 18:45

Jockey William Buick is relishing the chance to get back in the saddle with racing set to resume on Monday.

Horse Racing

Huge interest in first race meetings back

27th May 2020, 17:15

There have been a large number of entries for the meetings at Newcastle and Kempton, when racing resume in the UK next week.

Horse Racing

O'Brien accepting of jockey restrictions

27th May 2020, 10:53

Aidan O'Brien says he's not given up hope on Ryan Moore being able to compete in big races both in the UK and Ireland this summer.

Horse Racing

Haggas reveals plan for Oaks hope

26th May 2020, 18:19

Born With Pride is set to be given her chance in Kempton's Classic trial next month, ahead of a potential tilt at the Investec Oaks.

Horse Racing

Balding excited ahead of Newmarket trip

26th May 2020, 17:52

Trainer Andrew Balding says he is very optimistic about Kameko's chance of winning the 2,000 Guineas at Newmarket next month.

Horse Racing

Born With Pride set for Kempton outing

25th May 2020, 12:49

Trainer William Haggas has revealed he wants to give Born With Pride a shot at Kempton's Classic Trial on June 8.

Horse Racing

Pletcher excited about new recruits

25th May 2020, 12:48

Todd Pletcher says he is feeling very positive about the prospects of four horses that have arrived from Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum.