WORCESTER Warriors need to make the most of “exciting” fly-half Jono Lance during his short stint at the club, insists scrum-half Jonny Arr.

Lance has joined Warriors until the end of the year before linking up with Melbourne Rebels ahead of the Super Rugby campaign.

The 27-year-old has come in as injury cover for Ryan Mills (groin) and Tom Heathcote (concussion) and will provide much-needed experience with youngsters Jamie Shillcock and Sam Olver competing for the number 10 shirt.

Although Shillcock has retained his place for Worcester’s trip to Bath tomorrow (3pm), Lance is poised to make his debut after being named on the bench.

And Arr, who starts at number nine, said he was looking forward to combining with the Australian at half-back.

“Jono has come on board and is a really exciting player,” Arr said.

“He has been thrown into training and looks pretty good, so we will see if he gets a run out on Saturday.

“I think it is the best way to get chucked in at the deep end to be honest and you either learn fast or get left behind.

“He has done brilliantly so far, asking a lot of questions and not afraid to put his hand up, so it is exciting.”

Lance featured for Western Force in their 2017 Super Rugby campaign and was part of Australia’s squad last year.

“We are always pleased when we bring players of that calibre in,” Arr added.

“We will look to utilise his knowledge and experience as much as we can.”

Arr, who is closing in on making his 200th appearance for his home-town club, said he had already benefitted from working alongside fellow scrum-half Peter Stringer who signed a short-term contract this summer.

Ireland legend Stringer’s deal is set to end in December and Arr insists he has been a “positive” addition to the squad.

“Strings is still going strong and keen to get out there and play rugby,” Arr said.

“He has a positive impact at any team he goes to and he has had a positive impact here, so that’s brilliant.

“He has been there and done it. He has played in a lot of big games and he’s certainly passing on his knowledge to the team.

““I will take the opportunity to learn what I can from him and the other boys will do the same thing.

“He has been beneficial for us.”