Bresler extends his Sixways stay

Warriors lock Anton Bresler has become the latest player to commit his future to the club by signing a contract extension.

Bresler has become a crowd favourite since he arrived at Sixways from Edinburgh two years ago as a key lineout jumper, ferocious tackler and aggressive ball carrier.

“I have really enjoyed my time here. The boys have really embraced me personally. I have fitted in easily, I get along with the coaching staff and I just enjoy everything about Worcester as a city and as a club,” Bresler said.

“I think we are going places and I want to be part of something big. There is definitely potential for us to become not only a top six club but if we stick to our processes and our plan I am really optimistic that we can do even better.”

Bresler, 31, was born in Namibia and played Super Rugby and Currie Cup rugby for Sharks in South Africa before he joined Edinburgh where he first worked with Alan Solomons, now Warriors’ Director of Rugby.

“I have worked with Solly since 2014 so I know what he expects from his players. It’s easy for me to fit into that plan,” Bresler said.

Bresler is the sixth member of the current Warriors squad – and fifth forward –  to sign a contract extension in the past week following Ted Hill, Andrew Kitchener, Francois Venter, Nick Schonert and Sam Lewis.

“Bressy has made a huge impact here at Sixways and it is great news for the club that he is staying on with us,” Solomons said.

“He is a superb lock with a huge physical presence and he has become a central figure in our team. He is a quality bloke and a great team man who adds huge value. I am really looking forward to continuing working with him.”