Heem delighted with extension

Heem delighted with extension

Bryce Heem is looking forward to continuing his Worcester career after putting pen-to-paper on a new contract.

Heem, who joined the club last season after leaving Auckland, will remain at Sixways for the foreseeable future after signing what is believed to be a long-term deal.

The former New Zealand international was impressive in his debut English Premiership campaign, scoring seven tries in 18 appearances before picking up the team's Player of the Season award.

His performances helped Worcester stay in the top flight and more of the same will be required in order to repeat this result, with the side drawing and losing their opening two games this term.

Heem, who can play at centre of wing, says he didn't have to think twice before signing on the dotted line again and is hoping to help the team build over the years to come.

"Staying on at Warriors was an easy decision for me and my wife," he said. "We have really enjoyed our first year in Worcester, we've made some great friends and I love the team culture.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of making us a top-end side and will try to add value in all areas to help the club reach its goals."

Head coach Carl Hogg also expressed his delight at the extension and is eager to see Heem's impact continue on the whole squad.

"Extending the contract of Bryce is a huge statement of intent from the club," he said. "Bryce is a top performer who proved himself in the Aviva Premiership last season and having someone of his calibre committing themselves to the journey at Sixways is of huge benefit to the club."

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