Nick Schonert is the latest Warriors player to buy into director of rugby Alan Solomons’ vision for the club by signing a contract extension.
Schonert joined Warriors from Pro-14
side Cheetahs in the summer of 2014 and has since become one of the top
tighthead props in the Gallagher Premiership, and has regularly been involved
in England training squads.
The 28-year-old’s existing contract
expires at the end of the current season but he was keen to extend his stay at
Sixways and help Solomons achieve his goal of making Warriors a sustainable top
“I signed because I trust Solly. He
is the kind of guy that I have got so much trust for. Trust can be a hard thing
to find in sport especially when it comes to coaches and players, but I have
full trust in Solly and I have signed for that reason,” Schonert said.
“I have been here for six years and
I owe a lot to the club. The club has made me into the player I am but I don’t
think that over that period we have given the fans what they deserve.
“I would like to look back in 30
years and say that I practised what I preach and that I helped to give the fans
a top six club.
“Life in Worcester has always been
very good. My parents have just moved over to Worcester and so there are a lot
of good reasons to stay.
“I am really happy that a lot of the
other guys are re-signing. It shows where we are as a club.
“This is the first time that I have
been here that a lot of the established players are staying. They are all
buying into what we are doing.
“For the first time we have got something to buy into and that is Solly.”
Schonert is the fourth member of the
current Warriors squad to sign a contract extension after Ted Hill, Andrew
Kitchener and Francois Venter and Solomons is delighted to have retained his
“I am absolutely delighted that
Sharky has decided to extend his stay with us,” Solomons said.
“He is one of the leading tightheads
in the Premiership and a huge asset to the team. He is the consummate
professional and has a tremendous work ethic.
addition, he is a fantastic bloke and a great team man. All in all terrific
news for the club and I look forward to working with him as we look to take the
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