AFTER the signing of wingers Chris Ashton and Duhan van der Merwe, Worcester Warriors fans have began to get excited at the prospect of two proven try-scorers gracing the turf at Sixways and understandably so.

But having watched Worcester this season, you will know that one winger already at the club is 'tearing it up' and that's Nick David.

The 22-year old is second in the league in terms of metres gained and in general has been a bright spark for Worcester in an otherwise difficult season on the pitch. He was standout in the plucky defeat to Exeter last weekend and after the match head coach Jonathan Thomas explained how he is trying to aid David's development.

"I spoke to Nick in the week about trying to be world class at things that don't require talent," he said.

"So the kind of things that you don't necessarily notice, the hard yards, the kick chase, the handling skills.

"Obviously you want your wingers to score tries and be finishers but also for the modern winger, it's about how you work in terms of off the ball stuff like your kick chase, your defence, line speed, handling skills and we had a really good chat about that.

"He played really well against Exeter last weekend and hopefully he will continue to grow and keep performing at a high standard."

David has come through the ranks, like so many current members of the squad, but this looks to be his breakout season.

He makes breaks, is frighteningly quick but has also proven extremely difficult to stop.

Take one look at him and you wouldn't expect him to be running through four Exeter defenders, including palming of Dave Ewers who is 125kg, but he punches well above his weight and generates so much power.

In that regard, there are quite a few similarities between him and Josh Adams, former Worcester winger. Both aggressive runners, come off their wing looking for work, stay on their feet and not afraid to run at big blokes.

David looks to be taking his chance and despite the signings, if he keeps performing like this, he will become very difficult to drop.

If there is one criticism, it is simply just scoring tries, which is not an easy job but if he can start adding those to his stats, that will no doubt raise even more eyebrows across the league.