Worcester Warriors: Valeriy Mozov, ex-Sale boss Steve Diamond joins Sixways’ Worcester Warriors

Valeriy Morozov joined Worcester's fellow strugglers Bath as mid-season injury cover
Valeriy Morozov was injured mid-season and moved to Worcester Warriors' rivals Bath.

After signing Valeriy Morozov, a Bath prop, Steve Diamond signed his sixth signing as Worcester's boss for next season.

The 27-year old, 33-times capped Russia International, will work for Diamond for the third time. He coached Russia and then went on to sell in 2019.

As a cover for Beno Obano, who was hurt in December, he made the move to Bath.

Valeriy has been a friend since I was a coach in Russia. Diamond stated that he was an “exceptional athlete”.

“He is a humble individual with a tremendous work ethic. He will be a terrific addition to our squad.”

Morozov stated, “I know how Steve works” and what he expects of his players. “I hope to help Warriors become a top Six Premiership club,” said Morozov.

Morozov, whose Ukrainian wife is also a rugby player, was a volleyball player before he started playing rugby. Before Diamond signed him, he played three seasons for Russia's top club Enisei STM. He won the Premiership Rugby Cup with Diamond in 2020.

He watches the signings for hookers Hame Faiva Curtis Langdon, who signed with flanker Cameron NeildSale from Diamond's old club Sale in Australia Fergus Lee-WarnerArgentina tight-head prop, who can play in lock or the back row Santiago Medrano,Both have signed for the Australian Super Rugby side Western Force.

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