Van Breda commits to new deal

Scott van Breda is the latest player to commit his future to the club by signing a new two-year contract.

The versatile back joined Warriors from Greene King IPA Championship club Jersey last summer but suffered a shoulder injury on his debut in the pre-season friendly against Benetton Rugby in Treviso.

The injury forced van Breda to miss the first two months of the season but he has impressed since he returned to action, playing at fly-half in the Premiership Rugby Cup match at Saracens and at full-back in the back-to-back European Challenge Cup matches against Pau.

Van Breda made his Gallagher Premiership debut against Northampton Saints at Sixways on Friday and he has become the eleventh Warriors player to sign a new contract this month following Ted Hill, Ollie Lawrence, Matt Cox, Michael Heaney, Jamie Shillcock, Matti Williams, Isaac Miller, GJ van Velze, Duncan Weir and Will Butler.

“I have just had a couple of tough years moving around a lot and it is nice to have some stability again,” van Breda said.
“There is so much potential in this team and I am looking forward to cracking on now.

“It was a no-brainer signing on for two more years. I am thoroughly enjoying myself here. I have made so many friends here and there is a good group of guys who are also staying on which can also bode well for the future.

“There is a good blend of youth and experience and if players commit themselves to the club it helps with continuity.”

Van Breda, who celebrated his 27th birthday two weeks ago, began his career with Eastern Province in his native South Africa and then played Super Rugby for Kings where he was coached by Alan Solomons, now Warriors’ Director of Rugby.

Solomons said: “Scott is an incredibly versatile player and a really good goal-kicker. He is also a first- class bloke and an excellent team man who will add value to the team moving forward.”