“SETTLED” Welsh star Sam Lewis said it was an “easy decision” to pen a new deal at Worcester Warriors.

The dynamic openside flanker has followed Ted Hill, Andrew Kitchener, Francois Venter and Nick Schonert in extending his stay beyond the end of the current season.

It is another major boost for Warriors as Lewis has been a consistent performer in blue and gold and boss Alan Solomons admits he is “surprised” the 29-year-old has yet to be capped by Wales.

Lewis who joined Warriors from Ospreys in March 2015 said he felt “very settled” at Sixways and was keen to stay put.

“It was an easy decision because I love playing here,” Lewis said.

“We have a great bunch of boys here and I think that we can really push on over the next few years. It’s something I want to be a part of.

“There are boys who were in the academy when I first came here who are now playing first team so they are going to have a big part to play in that future.

“We have a really tight group and it’s good to see so many of the boys re-signing.

“I am enjoying my rugby and if I can help this club achieve its potential that will be great.

“I’m very settled here.

“My girlfriend loves it here so that also helped to make it an easy decision to extend my contract.”

Lewis was a first-team regular at Ospreys before moving to Warriors where he has accumulated 76 appearances, scoring 11 tries.

Solomons said: “Sammy is an exceptional rugby player.

“He has a real feel for the game, tremendous skills and he is as tough as teak.

“His contribution to the team over the time I have been here has been enormous and I am surprised that he hasn’t received international honours - he certainly deserves them.

“It is fantastic for us that he has decided to extend his stay here at Sixways.

“He is a great bloke and a really good team man and I look forward to working with him as we look to take the club forward.”