Craig Gillies signs new contract with Worcester Warriors

Last Updated: 20/03/13 10:48am

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Craig Gillies: Worcester lock staying at Sixways for another season

Craig Gillies: Worcester lock staying at Sixways for another season

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Worcester lock Craig Gillies has signed a new deal which will extend his stay with the Warriors into a 12th season.

The 36-year-old is already the club's record appearance maker in the modern era having featured in 287 games since his arrival at the club in 2002.

Head coach Richard Hill said: "Craig has been a tremendous servant for the Warriors and we are very lucky that a player of his qualities will continue to be a big part of our squad.

"As far as the group is concerned, Craig is the consummate professional and extremely dedicated to training. He truly belies his age with the way he keeps himself so fit and athletic.

"He continues to contribute on and off the field, fits in with the culture we want at Warriors and has maintained his level of performance over the years. I don't see how Craig has dropped off his performance in any way after watching him for the last 10years.

"Craig remains a superb lineout operator, who regularly pinches ball off the opposition, and who continues to work very hard on his game.

"He has not had as many opportunities as he would have ideally liked this season, but he understands it is now a squad game and he gives his absolute all every time he pulls on a Worcester jersey."

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