Five of Warriors’ most talented youngsters have committed their futures to the club by signing new contracts.
Tiff Eden, Christian Scotland-Williamson, Val Rapava Ruskin, Mike Daniels and Ben Sowrey have all signalled their intentions to play their part in the club’s long-term progression after impressing during the first-half of the 2014/15 campaign
Eden has been a major success story for the club this season, racking-up 60 points from seven games at fly-half. That tally includes a 19-point haul in October’s B&I Cup clash at Moseley.
Eden, 20, said: “I have focused on developing my all-round game and improving with every match this season. I’m hoping to continue that over the next few years so I am obviously delighted to sign a new contract.”
Lock Scotland-Williamson, who made his first-team debut against Leicester Tigers in 2013, played in Warriors’ opening two league games of the season and is billed to have a very bright future at the club.
Scotland-Williamson, 21, said: “Dean Ryan and the coaches are fantastic at making young players feel part of Warriors’ future and it is a really exciting time to be playing for the club.
“I believe this club has a lot of successful times ahead of it and I cannot wait to be part of those.”
Rapava Ruskin, who has previously represented Georgia at Under 19 level and trained with French giants Toulon last season, has been a regular presence at loosehead prop since making his debut against Doncaster Knights in September and has accumulated seven tries in 12 appearances.
Rapava Ruskin, 22, said: “I had no hesitation when it came to signing a new contract as I want to be part of a club which has a very exciting future. I feel I have already developed massively this season, as have many of the other young players, because of the guidance of the club’s coaches.”
Prop Daniels, who joined the club last summer, has consistently been part of first-team matchday squads this season and has already made 13 appearances for Warriors.
Daniels, 22, said: “The first part of the season has gone better than I could ever have imagined. I am really pleased that I have been involved so heavily with the first-team and I am looking forward to continuing my development at Sixways.”
Sowrey, who joined the club from Rotherham Titans last summer, was handed his Warriors debut in October’s clash with Nottingham. He was part of the Cavaliers side which reached the Aviva A League final earlier this month and has also impressed during appearances for the first-team.
Sowrey, 23, said: “I have immensely enjoyed the first part of my Warriors career. I feel I can carry on improving at Sixways and play a part in the progression of this club so I am looking forward to the future here.”
Director of Rugby Dean Ryan said: “I am delighted that five of our most promising young players have chosen to be part of this club’s journey by signing new contracts.
“It illustrates a real commitment to travel with a squad which is focused on achieving long-term success in the Premiership.”
“The average age of these five players is just 21, which highlights the fact that we are dedicated to developing young players who are capable of taking this club forward.”