Annett signs new deal with Warriors

Date published: January 14 2016

Worcester Warriors have announced that hooker Niall Annett has signed a new contract with the club.

The talented forward has had quite a journey in the last 18 months since arriving at Sixways from Ulster in 2014.

The 24-year-old enjoyed a fine debut campaign as he helped Worcester Cavaliers reach the Aviva 'A' League final for the first time in the club's history, while also playing a part in Warriors' B&I Cup glory. 

And in the first leg of the Championship final against Bristol, it was Annett's try at the death that gave Warriors the all-important one-point advantage, which turned out to be the difference between the sides as Dean Ryan's team gained promotion back to the top-flight. 

Annett has become an ever-present for Warriors in the Premiership this term, starting all nine league matches and notching himself a try against Gloucester at Kingsholm. 

Warriors Director of Rugby Dean Ryan said: "Niall is a perfect example of the kind of personnel we want to keep attracting to the club. 

"He came to Sixways, understood what we were trying to build and recognised the importance of competition across the squad.

"His response was to raise his game, and we've been really impressed with his application and progress and look forward to continuing our work with him in order to help him realise his full potential."

Annett, who represented the world-famous Barbarians in 2014, added: "I'm delighted to sign a new contract at a club with such an ambitious, professional and competitive environment, where I feel I can continue to improve as a player with the help of all the players, coaches and backroom staff. 

"It's been brilliant to be involved with so many talented and like-minded players who want this place to be a success.

"I've really enjoyed being around the group we have here at the club. I've made some great friends and I look forward to an exciting future at Sixways.

"The club is heading in the right direction with an ambitious group of players and coaches, who all want to succeed in building something special at a club which we all care about, with a group of people we care about."