Fly-half Billy Searle has signed a contract extension with Worcester Warriors that will keep him with the club at least until the end of the 2022/23 season.
Searle joined the club in July after his contract with Wasps expired in June and initially signed a two-year deal with the Sixways based club but not has now extended it for an additional year.
The 24-year-old started his career with Launceston and Plymouth Albion before joining Bristol in 2016. He made a switch to Ricoh Arena in 2018 and went on to make 13 appearances for them in his maiden season before a leg injury sidelined him.
Overall, he has made 22 Premiership appearances for Bristol and Wasps combined. He will now rejoin Alan Solomons at the Warriors after previously working with him with Bristol when the latter was a coaching consultant.
“I’m really pleased to have committed further to Worcester and I can’t wait to get back on the pitch at Sixways and help the team as much as possible,” Searle said in a statement released by the club.
“I’m excited to be working with Solly again and the rest of the coaching staff.”
Worcester Warriors director of rugby Solomons is pleased to have the services of Searle for the next three seasons.
“I am really pleased that Billy has decided to extend his contract with us and thereby commit to the club for the next three seasons,” said Solomons.
“Billy is a talented player and one of the leading young fly-halves in England. I have worked with Billy before and look forward to doing so again. It is great to have him on board and I believe that he will add huge value to Warriors.”
Worcester Warriors are positioned 10th in the 2019/20 season of Gallagher Premiership which is expected to resume in August.