Perry re-signs with Worcester
December 16, 2011
Shaun Perry has provided valuable guidance from scrum-half © Getty Images
Former England international Shaun Perry has signed a new contract with the Worcester Warriors.
The 33-year-old originally committed to the Sixways side on a one-year deal with the option of an extra season and that further year has now been activated. Perry looked to have suffered a serious injury earlier in the season but has played through the pain barrier as Worcester look to secure their place in the Aviva Premiership after last year's promotion from the Championship.
Worcester boss Richard Hill is delighted with Perry's renewed commitment and is pleased with their strength in depth at half-back. "Shaun has come to the Warriors and very quickly made a big impression," Hill said. "Off the field he has brought a real enthusiasm and hunger. He hates losing and that rubs off on everybody around him.
"His performances on the field for Warriors have been first rate. He has settled very quickly into our systems and he gives everything and puts his body on the line time and time again. In both attack and defence he has been strong and is a threat around the fringes because he is a physical player. He also marshals the defence and pack well and doesn't take any nonsense.
"With Shaun Perry, Jonny Arr and Ollie Frost we have some very talented scrum halves at the club and we are delighted that Shaun has agreed a new deal to remain at Warriors and help take the club forward."
The 14-cap England scrum-half is enjoying himself at Sixways and is looking forward to striving for further success. "The move has gone really well," Perry said. "When I signed for Warriors I said that this was a club I had always wanted to play for and it was always my intention to get an extension and remain at Sixways.
"I've really enjoyed being back in the Aviva Premiership with Warriors. I'm enjoying my rugby as much as I have ever done and we have some exciting games coming up that I am desperate to be involved in.
"The team is making progress and the fans here are simply outstanding. They have been right behind us every week and we want to give them success."
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