Scrum half sensation Jonny Arr has today pledged his future to Worcester Warriors after signing a new contract extension to remain at Sixways.
Home-grown ace Arr, a product of the Warriors Academy who made his senior club debut in 2008 and has made a total of 88 appearances for Warriors, joins fellow No.9 Shaun Perry in putting pen to paper on a new deal.
Head Coach Richard Hill said: “I’m pleased that Jonny has committed his future to us. We have a fantastic contrast with Shaun Perry and Jonny at the club, two contrasting scrum halves and it is important to have different players who can change games.
“Jonny’s attributes are that he is very fast to the breakdown and gets the ball away very quickly. He also gives us a different option with his left foot kicking game which is an advantage.
“He has a very good all-round skill set and although he relies on his speed off the mark, rather than his brawn, he is also one of the best technical tacklers at the club. For his size he always puts his body on the line, which is crucial.”
A former Royal Grammar School student in the city, Arr initially started his rugby at Worcester in the club’s successful mini/junior set-up.
He won international honours and was a part of the England Under-20 team that achieved the Grand Slam in the Six Nations of 2008.
Worcester born and bred, the 23-year-old was rewarded for his outstanding form in 2009/10 when he picked up the Young Player of the Year and Most Improved Player of the Year awards.
Twelve months later he went one better as he was named the Player-of-the-Year at the club’s end of season dinner after his impressive role in winning promotion back to the Aviva Premiership.
Arr added: “I am really pleased to sign the new contract at Warriors and commit myself to the club.
“It’s great to be back playing in the Aviva Premiership this season and we have made real progress, particularly in the last few months when we have started to gain the level of results we know we are capable of.
“I have been connected with the club for a long time now, but there is no denying that this is the most exciting period as we look to push up the league table and achieve the ambitions we all share for Warriors.”
“I’m pleased that Jonny has committed his future to us. We have a fantastic contrast with Shaun Perry and Jonny at the club, two contrasting scrum halves and it is important to have different players who can change games…"