Former Zimbabwe Below-20 rugby crew captain Marco Mama has pledged his future at English premiership facet Worcester Warriors after agreeing a brand new one-year extension to his contract which was as a consequence of expire on the finish of the present season.
The 27-year-old back-row ahead turns into the newest the newest member of the present Worcester Warriors squad to signal a contract extension
Worcester have already got of their ranks one other Zimbabwean participant, tight-head prop Farai Mudariki, who just lately additionally agreed a brand new deal to stay on the English rugby union facet.
Mama, who has grow to be followers’ favorite at Sixways, scoring three tries in 44 appearances since his arrival in 2015 mentioned he was delighted to proceed his profession on the membership.
“I am having fun with every part that is occurring right here. It is good to have consistency from a training perspective and continuity within the squad,” Mama mentioned.
“We now have proven in a few of our performances this season the advantages of getting a squad that has gelled and bonded collectively properly, and which understands the techniques which might be in place.
“We have had some good cup kind this season and we have blooded fairly a couple of kids. It has been good to see the likes of Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence coming by and doing so properly.
“It is an thrilling time to be concerned on the membership and issues are solely going to get higher subsequent season.”
Mama first joined Warriors on mortgage from Bristol in 2015 earlier than transferring on a everlasting deal early in 2016.
A knee harm pressured him to overlook nearly all of final season however has re-established himself as a first-team common, making 12 appearances this time period.
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons mentioned he was happy to see Mama grow to be the newest member of his present squad to pen a brand new deal.
“It’s nice information for the membership that Marco has prolonged his stick with us.
“He’s a terrific participant and a unbelievable crew man. He’s additionally considered one of our leaders and is invaluable to the crew.”
Though born in Kaduna, Nigeria Mama grew up in Zimbabwe and was a part of the Younger Sables facet which received the Junior Africa Cup in 2009 and 2010.
Mama represented the Zimbabwe Below-20 rugby crew on the 2010 and 2011 editions of the World Rugby Below-20 Trophy tournaments earlier than pursuing an expert rugby profession in England.