Rugby Union
Taumoepeau pens new Sixways deal

By Tim Clarke 28/03 Updated: 28/03 08:57

Buy photos » Tevita Taumoepeau has signed a new deal with Warriors. Picture by Ian Smith.

TIGHTHEAD prop Tevita Taumoepeau has given Worcester Warrriors a huge boost by penning a new deal which will keep him at Sixways for at least another season.

The Tongan front row giant has enjoyed another superb season, making 22 appearances, and remains a rock in the Warriors scrum.

Taumoepeau, who has 29 caps for his country, has played a total of 178 games for Warriors and the 36-year-old is regarded by many as one of the best signings made by the club in recent times.

Head Coach Richard Hill said: “The big man has signed for us which is fantastic news and completes our front row plans with Rob O’Donnell and John Andress at tighthead.

“He is, in my view, still one of the top three best tighthead scrummagers in the Aviva Premiership. He has one or two man-of-the-match awards this season, which is unusual for tighthead props but shows his importance to us."

“Tevita is now in better shape and playing better than when I first arrived. The conditioning staff have done a superb job to get him playing for 80 minutes. He keeps going and we see him carrying ball, he has improved his game."

“He is also very important for the squad. The team has huge confidence when he is playing, they know that when he plays in the scrum it will not move. Against big scrummaging teams you need someone who can lock out the tighthead and give you a platform.”

Taumoepeau said he was delighted to sign a new deal and remain part of the clubs plans for the future.

“I have good friends in the squad here and the supporters have always been fantastic with me so I am very pleased to agree new terms and to be able to plan for next season at Sixways," he said.

Popular Stories »

1 New ASDA store to open in March

2 New Asda will not open 24 hours

3 Former soldier is new Lord Lieutenant

4 Exciting vision for Shrub Hill revealed

5 Work begins on former Russell and Dorrell site

More sport »

Wolves cruise to easy Jets win

TITLE contenders Worcester Wolves closed the gap on

City frustrated by ten-man Celtic

Worcester City 0 Stalybridge Celtic 0 Blue Square

Impressive Wolves clinch Sharks win

WORCESTER Wolves' BBL Championship title hopes were boosted

Nervy Warriors see off Falcons

Worcester Warriors 19 Newcastle Falcons 9 Aviva Premiership

Local News »

Regional sport »


Stratford Observer
Lewis revels in London experience

STRATFORD'S Keir Lewis revealed being roared down the home straight ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Sporting win first FA Cup game

The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Bromsgrove Sporting (2) 0 ...

Redditch Standard
Redditch Entaco

REDDITCH Entaco head into the weekend's fixtures hoping to improve ...

Evesham Observer
Hurricane Bertha has the final say

HURRICANE Bertha did not deter six intrepid sailors from entering ...

Other Interests »

Business Directory »

See your advert here »