Sam Lewis has signed a new contract to commit to Worcester Warriors beyond the current season.
The dynamic openside flanker has followed Ted Hill, Andrew Kitchener, Francois Venter and Nick Schonert in extending his stay at Sixways.
Lewis, 28, joined Warriors from Ospreys in March 2015 and quickly established himself as a crowd favourite for the Premiership side.
“It was an easy decision because I love playing here. We have a great bunch of boys here and we can really push on over the next few years. It’s something I want to be a part of,” Lewis said.
“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 the 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 helped to make it an easy decision to extend my contract.”
Lewis was a first team regular at Ospreys and Worcester director of rugby Alan Solomons is surprised that he has yet to be capped by Wales.
“Sammy is an exceptional rugby player. He has a real feel for the game, tremendous skills and he is as tough as teak,” Solomons said.
“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.”