Worcester scrum-half Shaun Perry has been hailed as a true warrior after just three games for the club.
Perry earned the praise of head coach Richard Hill after playing through an injury in Friday's 12-3 Premiership win over Northampton Saints at Sixways.
Hill told BBC Hereford and Worcester: "Shaun is a Warrior in the true sense of the word.
"He has been battered and bruised we are keeping him going with Jonny Arr injured."
Perry looked to be in trouble in the first half against Northampton, when he collapsed holding his knee, but was able to carry on and finish the game.
"He went down with that knee issue and it was remarkable that he got up, and I don't think anyone in the ground thought he was going to," said Hill.
"He is a tough customer and excellent for the pack, he won't let them rest."
Hill said he had not intended to sign Perry, who he had under his charge while he was coaching Bristol, but after meeting the former England scrum half he decided to bring him back to England from Brive.
"I was only going to have a cup of tea with him when he came to see me last year," Hill added.
"But he had that real passion in his eye again, like he had when I signed him from Coventry some time ago."