Rasmussen stays loyal
Former Samoa international signs new contract
Last Updated: May 12, 2010 12:54pm
Former Samoa international Dale Rasmussen has agreed a new deal to remain with Worcester despite their relegation from the Guinness Premiership.
"It's been a frustrating and disappointing time, but now I'm excited about being involved in the return and rebuilding the club."
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The powerful centre has signed a 12-month contract, with the option of a further year, to extend his stay at Sixways.
And the 32-year-old, who has been capped nine times by Samoa, is determined to see the club bounce back to the Premiership.
"I'm ecstatic to sign. It's quite emotional to recommit to the club," said Rasmussen, who has made 145 appearances for the Warriors since joining them from Exeter in 2004.
"I didn't want my career to end with Warriors in the manner it has this season, it wasn't the way I wanted to go out.
"I hold the club and its ambition close to my heart - this is my club and all I want is success here
"It's been a frustrating and disappointing time, but now I'm excited about being involved in the return and rebuilding the club. Getting us back to the Premiership and then really kicking on from there.
"I can honestly say I feel better than I did two years ago. You have the best back room team here to look after you and stay on top of things. I guess with age comes wisdom too and you know your body and what you have to and when.
"I now want to continue to improve and have a big influence on the team next year and the promotion back to the Guinness Premiership again."