20th Sep, 2019

Mills commits future to Warriors

Aaron Wise 13th Apr, 2017 Updated: 13th Apr, 2017

STAND-IN fly-half Ryan Mills has committed his future to Warriors by signing a new deal.

The 24-year-old, who can play at fly-half or centre, joined Worcester in the summer of 2014 and quickly established himself within the first-team, making 18 appearances in Warriors’ Greene King IPA Championship, promotion-winning campaign.

He was ever-present once again last season, featuring in 21 of Warriors’ 22 Aviva Premiership matches and has impressed playing at fly-half during this campaign, while also having skippered the side in the European Challenge Cup.

During the current season, Mills has amassed 99 points with the boot in 14 appearances, including a club Premiership-record, 24-point haul against Saracens in February, as his fine display secured an impressive win over the reigning English and European champions.

He has joined Bryce Heem and Nick Schonert in penning a contract extension in recent weeks.

“I’m very happy to have re-signed for the club. There have been recent changes behind the scenes which have really boosted the confidence of the squad,” said Mills.

“These changes show the club still have the ambition to keep moving forward, which was massively important in me making my decision to stay.

“I’m extremely happy off the field, and on the field we’ve been making big progress in recent weeks.

“Now we’re all focused on finishing the season strongly to give us a great platform going into next year,” he added.

Director of rugby Gary Gold said: “Millsy has been fantastic this season. Although his favoured position is at 12, he’s been exceptional for us in making the switch to fly-half.

“He certainly has the ability to manage games and he’s been crucial in helping us secure vital victories over Saracens and Bristol.

“We’re delighted he’s decided to commit to the club and I’m sure he’ll only get better in the coming years, whether he’s playing at ten or 12.”

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