Barry signs new Sixways deal

Warriors lock Darren Barry has committed his future to the Club by penning a new deal to remain at Sixways.

The giant forward, who joined from Cornish Pirates in 2015, enjoyed a fine debut campaign in the gold and blue, racking-up 19 appearances as he made the number five shirt his own. 

After making his Warriors debut in October’s victory over Northampton Saints on the opening night of the 2015/16 season, Barry went on to make his first appearance at Twickenham in November and missed just five league matches all season. 

Prior to his move to Sixways, the 6ft 6in second-row was a regular for the Pirates during his three seasons in Penzance and racked-up 81 first-team appearances after joining from Bristol Rugby.

He was also part of the Championship XV which defeated Canada at Sixways in November 2014.

Director of Rugby Dean Ryan said: “Darren is one of our success stories this season having joined us for his first campaign in the Aviva Premiership.

“He was an outstanding performer for the Pirates in the Championship but he has been able to transfer that talent and has proven he can make the step-up to the top-flight of English rugby.

“We’ve been really impressed with his work at the set-piece and in the loose and we hope we can continue to help develop him as a Premiership player over the coming seasons.”

Barry added: “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my first season at Sixways and I truly believe we are a Club heading on the up.

“We’ve got everything in place to succeed as professional rugby players and I’m looking forward to being part of our new-look side for next season.”