7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
Luscombe is looking forward to working with his former coaches Mike Ruddock and Clive Griffiths who are now both at Worcester. "I'm keen to get started with Warriors and work with Mike and Clive again. The club is really on the up and they have some quality players that I look forward to playing alongside. There is massive ambition at Worcester and it will be really exciting to be a part of that, I'm looking ahead to the challenge and being a big player at the club." he said.
Welcoming the news Worcester Director of Rugby Mike Ruddock added "I have worked previously with Hal at the Newport Gwent Dragons. He is big and strong with great awareness in attack and defence. Hal is an excellent professional, both on and off the field, and being South Africa born shares many of the values that you find with Thinus Delport and which I am sure will make him popular with Warriors fans."
Worcester Warriors will host Montpellier in the European Challenge Cup quarter-finals on Saturday, 5 April at 3.00 pm (local time). The winner will host Newcastle Falcons or Castres Olympique in semi-finals .
The 27 year old Luscombe has made nineteen Heineken Cup appearances and five in the European Challenge Cup with the Dragons and Quins.