SCOTLAND forward Cornell du Preez will reunite with director of rugby Alan Solomons when he joins Worcester Warriors ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.

The back rower who worked under Solomons at Edinburgh has agreed a two-year deal and becomes the club’s third new signing to arrive this summer.

Warriors have also captured Wales centre Ashley Beck from Ospreys and prop Callum Black from Ulster.

Du Preez has made six appearances for Scotland, with his most recent in this season’s Six Nations against Wales.

“I’m thoroughly excited about reuniting with Alan and moving to England to play for Warriors,” du Preeze said.

“I’ve always wanted to test myself in the Premiership and look forward to my next challenge.

“I’d like to thank Edinburgh for the past few years where I’ve really enjoyed my time and will continue to give my all till the end of the season.”

Du Preez made the move to Edinburgh Rugby in 2013 where he has made 96 appearances, scoring 13 tries, and also helped the Scottish side to the European Challenge Cup final in 2015 and also the quarter-finals of the competition last season.

The 26-year-old previously played for Eastern Province Kings in South Africa where he made 23 appearances and crossed for 11 tries, as well as playing 16 times for the Kings in the 2013 Super Rugby season.

Born in Port Elizabeth, du Preez also represented the South Africa Under 20s side in 2011.

Warriors boss Solomons added: “Cornell is a fantastic player with exceptional skills.

“His all-round game will be of huge benefit to the team.

“He will also bring a great deal of physicality, power and experience to our forward pack.”

The news of his arrival swiftly follows the announcement that Beck will join Warriors in the summer.

The Welshman, who picked up the last of his seven senior caps in 2013, will slot into the backline having penned a two-year deal at Sixways.

A product of the Ospreys academy, Beck has scored 28 tries in 131 games for the Welsh region.

The 27-year-old also represented Wales at under-16, under-18 and under-20 levels and counts Aberavon RFC as a former club.

Beck said: “I’ll forever be thankful to Ospreys for the opportunities I’ve been given but I feel it’s the right time for a new challenge.

“Worcester is a great club with some fantastic facilities.

“I’m excited about joining a backline full of pace and energy and look forward to the prospect of playing Premiership rugby which I believe is the most competitive league in the world.”