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New deal sees Ashley Beck at Sixways as Welsh international extends stay

Worcester Editorial 25th May, 2022 Updated: 25th May, 2022

WALES international centre Ashley Beck has extended his stay at Sixways by signing a new contract with Warriors.

Beck joined Warriors from Ospreys in the summer of 2018 and after his first season was cut short by a broken ankle, he has become a rock in the midfield over the past three seasons.

The 32-year-old made his 50th appearance against Northampton Saints at Sixways in January and has now played 59 games and scored eight tries.

“It’s a really good club, it has a lovely family feel about it, everyone is close off the field so  it was a no-brainer to stay here,” Beck said.

“We really feel really at home here. My daughter was born up here, we are expecting again and it’s the first house we have had together.

“So, it’s a special place. We have also built some really good friendships and winning the Premiership Rugby Cup shows the direction that the club is going in. We have some really exciting youngsters coming through, so it’s a really good place to be.

“To lift a trophy with this group of boys was very special. I have only won one other trophy and that was the Pro-14 ten years ago, so they don’t come by too often.

“My first year here wasn’t the best because of injury but since then I have played around an average of 18 to 20 games a season.

“If you get that run of games you get your mojo back which is what I feel that I have had over the last couple of years.”

Beck won seven caps for Wales between 2012 and 2013 and Steve Diamond, Warriors’ Lead Rugby Consultant believes that his experience and knowledge will complement the youthful promise in the squad.

“Ash is a student of the game and a top professional,” Diamond said.

“With the young lads pushing through into the starting team it’s important that we get the balance of youth and experience right and Ash gives the squad that stability.”

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