HOOKER Kurt Haupt has signed a new deal which will keep him at Worcester Warriors until the end of this season.

The South African has made five appearances for Warriors since his arrival in October and will continue to provide competition for the number two position for the remainder of the 2017/18 campaign.

The 28-year-old previously played Vodacom Cup rugby in South Africa for the Blue Bulls and also represented South Western District Eagles, scoring five tries in just nine appearances in their 2016 Currie Cup qualification.

He also featured for the Southern Kings in the 2017 Super Rugby competition where he made eight appearances and helped the side produce some big upsets after defeating the Waratahs in Australia and also the Sharks.

Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons said: “Kurt has done well for us and will no doubt continue to contribute to the Warriors cause.”

Solomons has also paid tribute to scrum-half Peter Stringer who recently left the club after coming to the end of a short-term deal.

“We’d like to thank Strings for his efforts over the past few months," Solomons added.

“He’s been great around the squad and has played a key role in helping develop some of our younger players during the past few months. We wish him all the best in the future.”