While Worcester may be chancing the occasional glance over their shoulders towards the staggering force Pat Lam has gathered in Bristol this summer, the Warriors were in high-spirits at Sixways Stadium last week.
With new signings smattered across the collective squad's smiling faces tearing across the 4G turf towards their photos and interviews, you'd be hard-pressed to ignore the quality of Worcester's playing staff.
One man that sits with one foot in each camp, both as a new summer arrival and a man rejoining the side he spent a three-month spell with last season, Australian fly-half Jono Lance speaks to Ali Stokes about rekindling a successful half-back partnership with Francois Hougaard, the competition with Scottish international Duncan Weir and which youngster continues to impress him.
Worcester will kick-off their 2018/19 season at home against last year's semi-finalists Wasps, who themselves welcome fresh new signings in the shape of Lima Sopoaga, Brad Shields, Kieran Brookes and many more.
See the summer's full signings - both in and out - for each Premiership side here.
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