CENTRE Ryan Mills has committed his future to Worcester Warriors after signing a new long-term deal.

And director of rugby Alan Solomons said he was "ecstatic" to see one of the club's prize assets put pen to paper.

Mills, who was called up to England’s training squad last summer, has become an important member of Warriors’ first-team since his arrival at the club in 2014.

The 25-year-old has played 65 times for Worcester, starting all but three of those games.

The former England Under 20 star has racked up 168 points in that time and played a significant role in the 2016/17 season as he helped Gary Gold’s side beat the drop.

Mills, who can play at fly-half, has also captained the side on a number of occasions.

“Worcester gave me a great opportunity when I moved here and I have enjoyed the challenges so far," Mills said.

“We have a fantastic group of players and I am enjoying my time on and off the field with a great group of lads, which goes a long way to performing well.

“I genuinely believe the club can have long-term success with the current squad and youth we have coming through and would love to be a part of that.

“If we can keep a core group of players and coaches together, moving up the table and becoming a successful club with stability and longevity isn’t an unrealistic goal, and one every player and fan would love to be involved in.”

Mills follows in the footsteps of flanker Sam Lewis who agreed a new contract in December.

Warriors chief Solomons added: “We’re ecstatic that Millsy has committed himself to the club.

“He has been an integral part of this squad for the past few years and has become one of the senior figures of the side whom the youngsters can certainly look up to.

“He has a bright future ahead of him and we’ll work closely with him to try and ensure he operates at the top of his game in the coming seasons.”