Lutui extends Warriors stay
Worcester Warriors hooker Aleki Lutui has signed a new two-year contract at the club extending his stay at Sixways until at least 2012.
By Ally Fisher
Last Updated: 16/12/09 2:19pm
Worcester hooker Aleki Lutui has signed a new two-year contract to extend his stay at Sixways until the end of the 2011/12 season.
The 31-year-old arrived at Worcester in September 2006 and is just six games away from making his 100th appearance for the Warriors, also has an exclusive option of a third year.
Director of rugby Mike Ruddock is delighted with the deal, insisting he is the "catalyst" for the team.
He said: "Aleki has extended his contract and will be staying with us for at least two years with an option for that to be even longer with a third year.
"We're delighted because Aleki is a great Warrior, a great player and is hugely respected in our camp and right across the Guinness Premiership.
"He is such a catalyst for our game, when he goes forward, it gives everyone a lift and it's great he is now on board for a few more years, we look forward to seeing him in action over the coming seasons."
Tongan international Lutui insists is happy to prolong his Worcester career with the main aim to improve on their 10th position in the Guinness Premiership.
He said: "I am very pleased to agree a new contract. I am happy here and really enjoy my rugby in Worcester.
"My family is settled in Worcester, which is very important to me, I have good friends at the club and all I want to do now it to help get the team up the Guinness Premiership table and become even better."