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Worcester Warriors’ Jono Lance announces Sixways departure

Worcester Warriors utility back Jono Lance has announced he will leave Sixways with a move to Pro 14 side Edinburgh confirmed.

The Australian joined Warriors in 2017 from Super Rugby’s Queensland Reds, scoring 82 points in 30 games for the Midlands-based side.

Lance, 29, who plays his game in an attacking style with plenty of flair has had to play deputy to Scotland’s Duncan Weir over the last season.

Warriors had also added Wasps’ fly-half Billy Searle to their squad ahead of next season. Searle featured in a prominent role when facing his future employers as Wasps defeated Warriors at Sixways 30-26.

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Edinburgh interest in Lance was sparked after news of Kiwi fly-half Simon Hickey would be departing the club.

Lance has spoken excitement about a new challenge as well as relocating to Scotland, saying:

“My partner and I did a big drive through Scotland as a holiday and loved all of it.

“To get the chance to come to a club that has become one of the strongest in the Pro14 and to hopefully play Champions Cup rugby was an opportunity I couldn’t refuse.” Said Lance.

Edinburgh head coach Richard Cockerill has also expressed his delight at the news, saying:

“Jono is a very experienced playmaker that fits the mould of both the type of rugby player and person that we want at this club.”

Quotes source:BBC

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