WORCESTER Warriors back-row forward Caleb Montgomery has signed a two-year contract extension.

Montgomery, 24, joined Warriors from Ulster last summer on an initial one-year deal and has now extended his stay until the end of the 2021-22 season.

“I am really happy to stay here. I am very settled in Worcester. I feel like the club is making real progress and I want to be part of that,” Montgomery said.

“This season has been frustrating with coming in and then getting injured so early on. Everyone has done really well while I am off but now I am fit again I hope I can contribute and add to it.

“I was back playing again four or five weeks early which is a credit to the medical team and conditioning staff we have here.”

Montgomery scored a try for Warriors on his debut against Leicester Tigers in the Premiership Rugby Cup in September and impressed against Exeter Chiefs in the same competition two weeks later.

But Montgomery then suffered a hand injury which required surgery and ruled him out until last week when he made his comeback as a replacement for Cavaliers in the Premiership Rugby Shield against Leicester Tigers Development at Sixways.

“I am delighted that Caleb has decided to extend his stay with us,” said Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons.

“He was terrific in the Premiership Rugby Cup match against Exeter and it was a real pity that shortly after that he sustained a scaphoid injury which kept him out for three months.

“He has just recently made his return in the Cavaliers. Caleb is an athletic, physical player who is ideally suited to the Premiership and I have no doubt he will make his mark for the club over the coming seasons.

“He is also a terrific bloke and a really good team man. I look forward to continuing working with him.”