Dewald Potgieter pens new deal with Worcester Warriors

Dewald Potgieter has signed a new deal at Worcester
Dewald Potgieter has signed a new deal at Worcester

Worcester Warriors have confirmed that loose forward Dewald Potgieter has penned a new deal with the Aviva Premiership club.

Having started his professional rugby career with Super Rugby side Bulls in 2008, Potgieter also spent three years with Japan's Top League Yamaha Jubilo before joining Worcester Warriors in 2016.

The 30-year-old made his debut for South Africa in 2009 against Ireland and since then he has featured in six Tests with his last appearance coming in July 2010.

Potgieter has also captained the Sixways outfit several times during the 2016/17 season and has played 20 games for the club.

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sixways and we are starting to build a culture which will stand us in good stead on the pitch," Potgieter told the official Warriors website.

"We have some outstanding players at the club - a good mix of youth and experience - and I want to play a key part in helping the side move up the Premiership table in the future."

Warriors director of rugby Gary Gold added: "Dewald holds himself with the utmost professionalism and continues to be a senior figure both on and off the pitch.

"His experience is greatly beneficial to the younger members of the squad and we are delighted he has committed his future to the club."