BACK rower Marco Mama has pledged his commitment to Worcester Warriors for another season by signing a new one-year extension.

The 27-year-old Zimbabwean has become fans’ favourite at Sixways, scoring three tries in 44 appearances since his arrival in 2015.

And director of rugby Alan Solomons said he was delighted to see Mama become the latest member of his current squad to pen a new deal.

“It is great news for the club that Marco has extended his stay with us,” Solomons said.

“He is a terrific player and a fantastic team man.

“He is also one of our leaders and is invaluable to the team.”

Mama first joined Warriors on loan from Bristol in 2015 before moving on a permanent deal early in 2016.

A knee injury forced him to miss the majority of last season but has re-established himself as a first-team regular, making 12 outings this term.

“I’m enjoying everything that is going on here,” Mama said.

“It’s good to have consistency from a coaching perspective and continuity in the squad.

“We have shown in some of our performances this season the benefits of having a squad that has gelled and bonded together well and which understands the systems that are in place.

“We’ve had some good cup form this season and we’ve blooded quite a few youngsters.

“It’s been good to see the likes of Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence coming through and doing so well.

“It’s an exciting time to be involved at the club and things are only going to get better next season.”