WORCESTER Warriors have confirmed that prolific try-scoring winger Tom Howe has extended his stay with the club.

Howe, 26, has played just elven games this season season but has scored nine times and now sees his Worcester record stand at 37 tries in 54 appearances since joining the club from Wasps' Academy in 2017.

He scored five of those in Warriors Premiership Rugby Cup winning campaign, including a fabulous acrobatic finish in the semi-final at Gloucester.

Howe admitted a new contract was not something he would have expected at the start of the season but explained how his form in the cup helped boost his confidence and ultimately, secured him a new deal.

"I’m really pleased to sign my new contract. At the start of the season I wasn’t sure what would happen,” Howe said.

"I chose to go on loan to Coventry at the start of the season to get some game time. I felt like that it gave me a good boost and when I came back for the start of the Premiership Cup it was all gave me a lot of confidence.

"Once I had played a few games I felt I was back to my old self after a tough season last year when I only played four games because of COVID.

"It was just a case of getting back to match fitness and doing what I know I could do. I feel like I’m in a good place now.

"Steve Diamond has said: just do what I have seen you do previously. I feel like I am getting the best out of my rugby ability and I’ve been really enjoying my rugby recently.

"I was gutted not to be involved in the final but it was a massive squad effort from everyone. We used 57 players in the cup, hence why there were celebrations throughout the team because everyone felt a part of it.

"It wasn’t just about the boys who played in the final, it was about everyone who played in the competition, from the first game against Bristol all the way to the final.

"It was good to be part of the group and I’m looking to push on again next season and get a starting shirt."