FROM Truro to Launceston, St Ives to Chinnor and Cornish Pirates to Gloucester, it has been a rather convoluted route to the top level of English rugby for Worcester Warriors' new tighthead prop Jay Tyack.

Having been brought to the club a few months earlier than expected on Monday, Tyack now looks set to be thrown straight in at the deep end this weekend when Leicester Tigers come to Sixways in the Gallagher Premiership clash.

Initially the 24-year-old was signed for the 2021/22 campaign but after season ending injuries to Conor Carey and Richard Palframan, Warriors came to an agreement with Cornish Pirates to accelerate the move.

Tyack is the second Greene King IPA Championship player that Worcester have signed after Kyle Hatherell joined the club back in April from Jersey Reds and Tyack insists there is a wealth of hidden gems in the second-tier.

"I think there is loads of talent," he said.

"If I'm honest, i don't think the Championship is used in the way it could be. It gets overlooked.

"If you look now there's loads of Premiership players on loan in the championship but a lots of those boys already in it slip through the cracks.

"The standard in a lot of the games and players, it's amazing. I am sure, with a few having moved from the championship to the premiership for next year, there will be more every year from now. I am a firm believer in how the championship develops people as players and as men."

As an advocate of the second-tier, the idea that promotion could be taken away from championship clubs due to ringfencing the Premiership is a concept that worries Tyack.

"Ringfencing would almost certainly cut off any funding the league gets or at best, cut it even more," he said

"It's a league that's a proving ground for young talent and ringfencing it would take away further opportunities for good, developing young players."

This will not be the first taste of top-flight rugby for the former Pirate, who played one game for Gloucester last year in the European Champions Cup whilst on a short-term loan at Gloucester.

He played against Lyon in the group stages and said that experience provided him with the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running when arriving at Worcester this week.

"I was on loan at Gloucester for a month or so," he added.

"At Pirates, at the time, we weren't training at all so it was a good opportunity to be involved at that level and cover if needed and then got the chance to play against Lyon. My time there was massively valuable for me development wise, it made me realise what is to be done.

"Obviously at this level level it's played in a different way so seeing that was really helpful and that has given me a lot coming into Worcester this week. It's given me confidence to hit the ground running because I already know what to expect.

"For me this is just the next step in my career, that's how I see it. I hope i can prove myself at this level and show that I can compete well at this level and then hopefully, they'll want to keep me around after my contract is up.

"I have always dreamed of being in this league, it's all i have been working for. I'm excited to get going."

There was also enough time to quiz Warriors' new man with a more serious question... where does his twitter handle: @beefcakeTyack come from?

"It was a long time ago," he admitted.

"I think I was at school at the time. It is based on the South Park episode, Cartman, who gets really fat eating stuff called beefcake 3000 and someone sent it to me at the time.

"I used to be a bigger boy back then believe it or not!"