New Worcester deal for Pennell
Long-serving full-back Chris Pennell has agreed a contract extension with Premiership strugglers Worcester Warriors.
The 31-year-old has played his entire professional career with the Sixways club and made more than 200 appearances.
Capped once by England against New Zealand back in 2014, the versatile back has now penned a deal which will keep him at the Midlands outfit for another two years.
He came up through the Worcester academy and has remained loyal to the club ever since, with Worcester rugby director Alan Solomons delighted that the one-club man will be with them for at least another couple of seasons.
"Chris has been an unbelievable servant of the club," he said. "He is a Warriors man to his boot-straps, and his contribution has been immense.
"He is an outstanding player, brilliant team man and serves on the leadership group. Perhaps, more importantly, he is an absolutely top-class bloke.
"We are extremely fortunate to have him here at Sixways, and it is terrific news that he is extending his stay with us."
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