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Drauniniu pens new Warriors deal

By Geoff Berkeley Wednesday 16 January 2013 Updated: 16/01 10:07

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TRY-MACHINE Josh Drauniniu has pledged his future to Worcester Warriors after putting pen to paper on a new contract at Sixways.

The 27-year-old's signature comes just days after the winger bagged a hat-trick in Warriors' victory over Femi-CZ VEA Rovigo in the Amlin Challenge Cup.

Drauniniu has now scored 12 tries in 18 games for the Aviva Premiership outfit since his move from London Welsh in 2011, which has led to head coach Richard Hill describing him as one of the best wingers in the country.

The Warriors boss has also been impressed with the former Exeter Chiefs and Harlequins star's efforts in training and was looking forward to seeing Drauniniu continue to flourish in a Worcester jersey.

“Josh came to Warriors as a very raw player with a huge amount of ability and natural talent, particularly in attack," Hill said.

“His game needed refining to become an Aviva Premiership player and credit to him he has worked exceptionally hard during his time here, especially with Phil Larder on his defence.

“Josh has become a very good defender and has filled some big boots since the departure of Miles Benjamin and Marcel Garvey last year.

“In attack he is hungry for the ball and is a predator. He has realised how good a player he can be and I would rate him as one of the best attacking wingers and in the top three in the country.

“He has got it all and he plays with a smile on his face which I like to see. Josh has a big future and we are delighted that is with Worcester Warriors.”

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