Waller makes “easy decision” to commit to Warriors

Warriors loosehead prop Ethan Waller has described his decision to sign a two-year contract extension as one of the easiest he has had to make.

Waller arrived at Sixways from Northampton Saints in the summer of 2017 and has established himself as crowd favourite and a respected figure among his team-mates as he is the club’s Rugby Players Association representative.

Waller’s current contract is due to expire at the end of this season but he has now committed himself to Warriors until the end of 2021/22.

“Re-signing was one of the easiest decisions I’ve made. I love the boys and the role I’m privileged to play in this squad,” Waller said.

“I signed here nearly three years ago because I truly believed in the potential the club has and we’re really starting to show it.

“It’s one of the tightest groups I’ve been involved with and I’m ecstatic to be part of the journey over the next two years.”

Waller is the seventh member of the current Warriors squad to put pen to paper on a contract extension following Ted Hill, Andrew Kitchener, Francois Venter, Nick Schonert, Sam Lewis and Anton Bresler.

Waller’s decision to commit his future to Warriors delighted Director of Rugby Alan Solomons who believes the 27-year-old has all the attributes to become an international front row forward.

“It is brilliant news for the club that Ethan has decided to stay on here at Sixways,” said Solomons.

“He is an absolutely outstanding loosehead prop and I have no doubt that it is but a matter of time before he plays for England.

“He is a good scrummager and tremendous around the field. In addition, he is a great bloke and a terrific team man who adds huge value. I am overjoyed that he has elected to continue his career here at Sixways and look forward to working with him.”