Premiership: Ashley Beck extends Worcester contract

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Former Wales international Ashley Beck, who has enjoyed a late career revival at Worcester, has extended his contract and is likely to see out his career at Sixways.

The 32-year-old, who joined back in 2018, recently made his 50th appearance for the club and is an important older head in a relatively young side for boss Steve Diamond.

Happy family

“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.”

Beck’s first season was lost almost entirely to injury but he has kicked on since, while he has also started a family and put down roots. He and his wife are expecting a second child soon.

“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,” he said to Worcester News.

“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.”

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