Worcester signal appreciation by extending Donncha O'Callaghan deal

Former Munster and Ireland second row

Worcester Warriors, Donncha O'Callaghan

Worcester Warriors Donncha O'Callaghan ©INPHO/Billy Stickland

Donncha O'Callaghan has signed a new 12 month contract at the Worcester Warriors.

The second row joined the English Premiership side from Munster in September 2015, and the deal extends his playing career into its 20th year.

Less than two years arrival at Worcester, O'Callaghan was elevated to the role of club captain in February, and Director of Rugby Gary Gold has described the Cork man as a "phenomenon".

"Donncha is a phenomenon. He must be one of the most professional rugby players in the world and the manner in which he prepares for matches, mentally and physically, is an outstanding example for any young player," Gold told the club website.

"We are delighted he has agreed to remain with the Club next season."

 O'Callaghan is now setting his sights on attaining success on the field.

"Our recent form has been reasonably encouraging and that provides us with a decent platform for next season," he said.

"People often talk about what Warriors can become but it really is time we started to deliver consistent success on the field. Nothing else is acceptable.

"I believe we have the staff and the squad to compete next season, and I am really excited by the challenge."