SCRUM half Gareth Simpson has become the second player this week to commit his future to Worcester Warriors by signing a new two year contract.

Simpson has been a stand-out performer this season, forging an exciting half-back partnership with Fin Smith and playing a key role in Warriors’ Premiership Rugby Cup success including a brace of tries in the semi-final victory at Gloucester.

The 24-year-old arrived at Sixways on trial in the second half of the 2018/19 season and was then offered a place on the Three Pears Warriors Academy.

He signed his first professional contract two years ago and has now made 47 appearances for Warriors, 23 of them this season.

"I’m very pleased to be staying with Warriors," said Simpson.

"It’s an exciting time for the club with Steve Diamond coming in, some good signings for next season and I’m really looking forward to what’s to come.

"Winning the Premiership Cup was awesome. It’s the first top-flight final, it was fantastic to be involved in it and I am really proud of the whole squad.

"It was a squad effort and to get that win was really special for the club. It sets us up nicely for next season and hopefully we can start with a bang.

"Warriors gave me my opportunity so I do owe this club a lot which is why I am trying to give my all.

"I want this club to go places. That final is a good start but hopefully in the next few years we can keep progressing up the table."