Worcester Warriors' Marco Mama signs contract extension to stay at Sixways
Worcester Warriors’ back-row forward Marco Mama has become the 18th member of the current squad to commit his future to the club.
Mama, 29, has signed a one-year extension to his contract having battled his way back to fitness from a career-threatening injury last year.
The Zimbabwean suffered compartment syndrome – a severe dead leg – against Gloucester in April, 2019 and required four operations in a 10-day period to save his right leg.
He suffered a recurrence against Exeter last November but made a successful return to action two months later.
“I’m delighted to have signed a new contract at what is an exciting time for the club,” Mama said.
“We have some excellent talent in the squad and we have shown in recent months that we can retain our best players.
“Alan Solomons has always stated that his intention is to develop the club around a core of homegrown players.
“We also have a new coaching team in place for next season and I’m excited by the prospect of working with them.
“I’ve always enjoyed my time with Warriors and feel that I have been well accepted by the fans.”
Mama arrived at Sixways on an initial loan from Bristol in August, 2015 and signed a permanent deal five months later.
He made his 50th appearance against Sale Sharks two years ago and has now played 62 times for Warriors and scored seven tries.
“I am delighted that Marco has decided to extend his stay here at Sixways,” said Warriors director of rugby Solomons.
“Marco is a great athlete and a terrific rugby player, who has made an invaluable contribution to the Warriors’ cause over a number of years.
“Over and above this, he is a tremendous bloke and an outstanding team man who has good leadership qualities.
“I thoroughly enjoy working with Marco and look forward to us continuing to do so as we seek to move the club forward.”