Val Rapava Ruskin from Worcester Warriors would be moving to Gloucester to join this rival team in the forthcoming summer months. Rapava Ruskin is known as a leasehold prop whose transfer has been finalized. He has made about 56 appearances for the Warriors till now. He joined this club in 2014 and had become a key figure for the team as a front row forward. This Georgian born player has much potential as he has displayed in his performances on the field.
The move will definitely be a loss for Worcester, especially since the team recently suffered a humbling defeat to this rival team. The switch that the player would be making would require the Warriors to find a suitable replacement for him. However, till then, there are more games in which he will continue to play on behalf of the Warriors. Val is considered an important member of the team. He continues to wear the team shirt with pride as per Carl Hogg the head coach.
Even though he would be joining a rival team, it is a matter of his personal career aspirations and the team does not hold any ill will towards him for this decision. Rapava on his account states that he had wanted to join the Warriors while he was playing with Toulon. He saw potential with the team and wanted to get an opportunity to play for the team.
This was granted to him and he is grateful to have gotten Carl as his mentor. He feels that he owes Carl the opportunities he gave him which helped him become a player of A League category. Being a loose head player in the Premiership league is no small achievement and his games with the team definitely helped to hone his skills. He concedes that Sixways is a great place to be in order to develop an international rugby career.