Worcester Warriors: Steve Diamond makes it seven new signings with the addition of Renato Giammarioli

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Worcester have announced the signing of Italian number eight Renato Giammarioli ahead of the 2022/23 Premiership campaign.

Giammarioli has been capped five times by the Azzurri and will be the second Italian to join Steve Diamond‘s squad for next season.

The loose forward will be arriving at the struggling side from Zebre Parma whilst Italian teammate Hame Faiva is set to make his way to the Premiership side from Benetton.

This addition marks Diamond’s seventh signing before he takes over as director of rugby following the end of this season.

Fearsome defender

“Renato is a great addition to the squad. He is a very ambitious player who has a fantastic skill set,” Diamond explained.

“His dynamic carrying and confrontational defence will serve Warriors next season.”

The 27-year-old number eight made his debut for Italy as a replacement in the Autumn Nations Series against South Africa, with his most recent cap coming in November last year against New Zealand.

After playing against his new side in the Challenge Cup this season, Giammarioli is excited for a new life in the Premiership.

“I am very glad to start this new chapter of my career with Worcester Warriors,” Giammarioli said.

“I am sure it will be an amazing experience that will develop my life skills both as a player and a man.

“I am looking forward to meeting my team-mates and experiencing the glorious English rugby culture.”

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