New deal for Heem

Date published: September 15 2016

Worcester have been handed a boost after wing Bryce Heem committed his future to the club by signing a new contract to remain at Sixways.

Heem, who made his Warriors debut late last year, had a whirlwind first season at Sixways, scoring seven tries in 18 appearances before picking up the club's Player of the Season award.

During the 2015/16 campaign, Heem was at the top end of the Premiership stats tables for carries, metres made, defenders beaten and offloads.

Before moving to Sixways, the former All Blacks Sevens star impressed at Super Rugby side the Chiefs and helped them to the semi-finals of the competition in 2015.

He was also part of the Auckland side that reached the ITM Cup final of the same year.

Head coach Carl Hogg said: "Extending the contract of Bryce is a huge statement of intent from the club.

"Bryce is a top performer who proved himself in the Aviva Premiership last season and having someone of his calibre committing themselves to the journey at Sixways is of huge benefit to the club."

Heem added: "Staying on at Warriors was an easy decision for me and my wife.

"We have really enjoyed our first year in Worcester, we've made some great friends and I love the team culture.

"I'm looking forward to the challenge of making us a top-end side and will try to add value in all areas to help the club reach its goals."