WORCESTER Warriors have bolstered their front-row options with the signing of former Saracen tighthead prop, Christian Judge, from Bath Rugby for the 2021/ 22 season.

Judge , 28, will arrive at Sixways after two seasons with Bath Rugby having previously helped Saracens win the Gallagher Premiership in 2019.

Although he was born in Wolverhampton, Judge grew up in Cornwall and played his formative rugby for his local club, Launceston, before joining Plymouth Albion in National One.

England Counties international Judge joined Bedford Blues in 2016 before returning to Cornwall when he joined their Championship rivals where his performances – notably his powerful scrummaging - attracted the interest of Saracens who recruited him initially on a loan deal.

“He is an experienced Premiership tighthead prop, whose game is built on his scrummaging," said director of rugby Alan Solomons.

"He will be invaluable to us as we look to take the club forward.

“Chris is also a good team man and will fit in well here at Sixways and we all look forward to his arrival next season.”

Judge, who was a County Championship winner with Cornwall in 2015 and 2016, is excited by the prospect of joining Warriors.

"After meeting the coaches and hearing their vision and ambitions for the club I'm really excited about making the move to Sixways in the summer,” he said.

“It is clear they are building something very positive for the future and it feels like the right time to be joining up."

Warriors Head Coach Jonathan Thomas and Scrum Coach Mark Irish have been monitoring Judge since his days at Cornish Pirates when they were part of the coaching team at Bristol Bears.

“We have been following him for a few years now and we remember him playing down at Pirates,” Thomas said.

“Like most tightheads he talks passionately about scrummaging. He did well in the little spell he had with Saracens and he’s done the same at Bath and hopefully he can continue to develop."