DEPARTING wing Bryce Heem insists he will give his all in his “emotional” final few games for Worcester Warriors to ensure they stay up.

The New Zealander said Sixways had become his “home” since making the move from Super Rugby outfit Waikato Chiefs in November 2015.

But the 30-year-old has decided to leave Warriors in the summer with French giants Toulon rumoured to be his next destination.

Heem is now approaching the final month of his four-season stint at Warriors, who are three points above the drop zone, and is determined to help them retain their Gallagher Premiership status.

“It is a bit emotional,” said Heem who is hoping to recover from a foot injury in time to face Sale Sharks at Sixways on Saturday (3pm).

“It hit me the other day realising that there were only a handful of games left but since I have been here I have always gone onto the field to give my best for my team-mates and the club.

“I want to give back to the fans as well as they have been really supportive to me and Warriors.

“They have all wished me well for my future rugby path so I want to give all I can and make sure that we can stay up and stamp our mark in the Premiership.”

With Heem’s contract up for renewal this season speculation was rife over his future while the club tried to persuade him to stay.

The explosive back said it was a “really close call” but said the chance to play in another country “tipped the scales”.

“It was obviously a tough decision because this has been my home for the past four seasons and my wife and I have made a lot of good friends here that will be tough to leave,” Heem said.

“But rugby is a short career and we want to make the most of the experiences that this career has to offer so when an opportunity came up we jumped at it.

“I think four seasons anywhere is a good stint and we have experienced a lot here. It is time for a new experience for me and my family.”

During his time at Warriors, Heem has scored 32 tries in 69 appearances and holds the club record for the most touchdowns of 25 in the Premiership.

But he has been frustrated by the high turnover of coaches having been signed by Dean Ryan before working under Carl Hogg, Gary Gold and now Alan Solomons.

“It has been frustrating (due to the amount of) directors of rugby and coaches coming and going over the years,” Heem said.

“It’s tough to really get that consistency at the top and then that has filtered down throughout the squad but on a positive note I have loved my time here.

“The friends that we have made are for life and it is an experience I would not for trade for anything else.”

He added: “Each DOR and coach has a different way of playing and when Dean left it was in the middle of pre-season.

“I would imagine that he had a big plan for how he wanted to do the whole pre-season and then he went so someone else had to step up and it can be quite disruptive in that way.

“Since Alan has stepped up there has been a bit more consistency. He has recruited well early in the season and hopefully now he can build a squad and move from there.”