Key man Ben Te’o Best signing Duncan Weir Rising star Jack Singleton
Best-case scenario In the past decade Worcester have not finished above 10th in the Premiership, so pushing towards eighth would be seen as a major achievement for Alan Solomons’s side.
Worst-case scenario Despite finishing 11th last season, Worcester had a cushion of 12 points over relegated London Irish. With newly-promoted Bristol Bears high on ambition, relegation is what Worcester will be hoping to avoid. KR
Ins Ashley Beck (Ospreys), Callum Black (Ulster), Cornell du Preez (Edinburgh), Michael Fatialofa (Hurricanes), Michael Heaney (Doncaster Knights), Jono Lance (Queensland Reds), Isaac Miller (London Scottish), Farai Mudariki (Stado Tarbes Pyrenees), Scott van Breda (Jersey Reds), Francois Venter (Cheetahs), Duncan Weir (Edinburgh)
Outs Biyi Alo (Soyaux Angouleme), David Denton (Leicester Tigers), Michael Dowsett (Canon Eagles), Andrew Durutalo (Ealing Trailfinders), Grayson Hart (London Scottish), Kurt Haupt (SWD Eagles), Tom Heathcote (released), Ben Howard (released), Donncha O’Callaghan (retired), Sam Olver (Ealing Trailfinders), Will Spencer (Leicester Tigers), Max Stelling (Hino Red Dolphins), Peter Stringer (retired), Huw Taylor (Dragons), Jackson Willison (Bath Rugby)