SAMOA international Alafoti Fa’osiliva has completed his rehabilitation at Worcester Warriors in a bid to boost his Rugby World Cup prospects.

The back rower sustained a knee ligament injury in the European Challenge Cup victory over Pau last December that ruled him out for the rest of the season.

Despite being released at the end of last term Warriors allowed Fa’osiliva to continue to access the club’s medical and fitness facilities to fully recover and prepare for this autumn’s World Cup in Japan.

The 33-year-old who joined Warriors from Bath three years ago has won 23 caps for Samoa – the last of those coming against Wales in Apia in June 2017.

Forward Zac Xiourouppa who departed this summer is also in the process of completing his rehabilitation at Sixways from a season-ending knee injury before linking up with Birmingham Moseley in National One.

Director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “I am pleased to see that Alafoti and Zac and are well on the road to recovery.

“They are both great guys and we wish them well for the future.”