WORCESTER Warriors’ fans expressed their delight over the news of Melani Nanai's earlier than expected arrival at Sixways.

The 26-year-old speedster has made the move from New Zealand and will begin his Warriors career on Monday.

Warriors confirmed the date of Nanai’s arrival yesterday, sparking a joyful response from supporters on social media.

AlexWennen (@WennenAlex).

We will pretty much have a full squad to select from due to minimal internationals being away for the World Cup! We need to win at least three games and with a full squad it’s a massive boost.

Scott & Bailey (@ScottBaileys).

Brilliant news. Mainly so there is time to figure where he fits best. Full back and replace/shift Pennell? On the wing? Important to get the best out of everyone there.

#RugbyWorcs (@RugbyWorcs).

Need everyone on the same page for the Tigers game. Great news!!

Bob Low (@MarleyLow).

A lot of expectation on his shoulders and big shoes to fill. I hope he can step up to the plate and carry forward his form from NZ.

MrRobster (@robsterwarrior).

Warriors fans are looking forward to seeing our Heem replacement!

Martyn Pattinson (@Bigchap27).

Really looking forward to seeing him play so it’s great that he’ll have a pre-season with us.


I feel this guy is going to be amazing.

Brummagem Bertie.

With the late start there's enough time for Melani to have had a rest and still do pretty much a full pre-season. Hopefully, he'll be able to hit the ground running - literally!