Betty on brink of becoming Warriors centurion

Back-row Sam Betty could become a Warriors centurion this Saturday if he features in Italy against Zebre Rugby in the European Challenge Cup (kick-off 2pm GMT).

Betty, who joined the Club in 2011 from Cornish Pirates, has been an ever-present in the Warriors squad throughout the past four seasons, enjoying his most prolific campaign last year as the Club’s top tryscorer with 18 in just 22 appearances. 

And he said: “It would definitely be a proud achievement and a great milestone to reach. 

“I have loved every moment at Warriors and last year was probably the highlight by gaining promotion in the dying seconds. It was an incredible experience to be a part of.”

Betty could join all-time Warriors greats like Craig Gillies and current players Jonny Arr, Chris Pennell and Alex Grove in having made over 100 appearances for the Sixways side.

And he admits he’d be privileged to join the list. 

He revealed: “To be up alongside some of those great names is special. Guys like Chris and Jonny have been here for ages and they’re top lads and great players.

“It would be an absolute privilege to join that group and hopefully I can push on and get plenty more caps for Worcester.” 

During his time with Warriors, Betty has tasted both relegation and promotion but believes the Club is now heading in the right direction.

He added: “The Club has changed a lot and definitely for the better. It’s now a totally different set of coaching staff and players and with all that and the brand-new facilities, it’s fantastic.

“You only have to look at our first few games to see how far we’ve come and after last week’s European win hopefully we can pick up another in Italy.”