Rugby Union
Abbott pens new Sixways deal

By Geoff Berkeley 25/05 Updated: 25/05 21:34

Buy photos » Jake Abbott’s contract extension comes after a number of impressive performances in the number seven jersey this season. Picture by Ian Smith.

HOMEGROWN back row star Jake Abbott has pledged his future to Worcester Warriors after signing a contract extension at Sixways.

Abbott, who has made 24 appearances and scored three tries this season, has been rewarded for an outstanding first campaign back in the Aviva Premiership with a new deal by Warriors head coach Richard Hill.

The 24-year-old was already contracted for next season but has now agreed new terms beyond that period.

Worcester born and bred, Abbott joined the club at six years old before working his way through the system to breakthrough into the first team in 2008.

And Hill was delighted to tie up a deal with Abbott, who is now just one shy of his 50th appearance for the Sixways side, as he believes the flanker is continuing to mature as a player.

“Jake is another young player at the Warriors who has impressed with his displays and the hunger he always brings to the game,” Hill said.

“He is Worcester through and through and his enthusiasm is infectious while his performances during last season just got better and better."

“Jake is always willing to learn and get better so we are lucky to have him and Matt Kvesic, two outstanding number sevens, at the club."

“We have rewarded him with an extension to his contract on the back of his performances. He told us at the start of last season that he would play first team rugby for us and he has been proven right and backed up everything he said he would do.”

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