Premiership: Worcester keep Kitchener brothers, Quins re-sign Jack Stafford

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Brothers Graham and Andrew Kitchener have both committed their futures to Worcester Warriors by signing one-year contract extensions.

The pair, who play at lock and are academy products, played together in the Premiership Rugby Cup Final win over London Irish a month or so ago. Older brother Graham, 32, has been away from Worcester with Leicester, but Andrew, 25, has been at Sixways his entire career.

‘Winning with my brother was special’

“I’m really pleased to have signed for another year. I didn’t play a great deal at the start of the season but since the turn of the year I have played a bit more and I am excited to be staying,” Graham said.

“Winning the cup was up there as one of the highlights of my career and you could see how much it meant to everyone.

“To win it with my brother was very special and I’m sure that it’s something that we will look back on very fondly in years to come.”

Graham, 32, made his Warriors debut in 2007 and joined the 100 Club when he reached the three-figure landmark of appearances in the Premiership at Newcastle Falcons in the final match of last season.

Andrew, 25, graduated from the Academy to the senior squad at Sixways four years ago and has made 79 senior appearances since his debut in Moscow against Enisei-STM in a European Challenge Cup match in October 2016.

Elsewhere, Harlequins have re-signed scrum-half Jack Stafford, who arrived from Munster two years ago and has made six appearances this season past.

“I’m thrilled to sign a new deal with Harlequins,” he told the club’s website.

“I chose a great time to join Quins two years ago as the team transitioned into a side that plays a style of rugby so well-connected to its roots and which is so enjoyable to play.”

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