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Edinburgh Accies’ versatile back Sam Atkin was one of the bright spots of an otherwise disappointing Scottish RBS 6 Nations Under 20s campaign.
And the 19-year-old, who can play both in the centres and on the wing, will now get his chance to hone his skills under the tutelage of former England international Richard Hill.
Accies’ coach Simon Cross told the Scotsman: “While we are sorry to see Sam leave we take satisfaction at Accies from having helped to produce another player for the professional ranks.
“We're delighted for him that he has earned a contract with Worcester.
“Sam worked away doing the simple things very well and ended up moving in from the wing to play outside centre to facilitate Stuart Hogg's strong running from full back.
“If Sam works hard and continues to develop an all round game, particularly the accuracy of his passing, he will go a long way.
“His tackling is good and there aren't many wingers you can be confident about defending the No 13 channel so that was credit to him with the Under 20s.”
Atkin follows in the footsteps of fellow Under 20s back Mark Bennett who has already announced he will be moving abroad to continue his rugby apprenticeship.
The 18-year-old centre rejected a move to Glasgow in favour of French heavyweights Clermont Auvergne for next season.