INJURED back rower Marco Mama has signed a new one-year deal to stay at Worcester Warriors.

An ACL injury sustained in pre-season has kept Mama out for the majority of this campaign.

But director of rugby Alan Solomons insisted he was looking to seeing the all-action forward "fully fit and firing".

“Marco is a fantastic back row and we’re really pleased that he’s decided to stay," Solomons said. 

"We’re looking forward to having him back fully fit and firing.”

Mama first arrived at Sixways in August 2015 on loan before securing a permanent deal in 2016.

He made a bright start to life at Warriors, with his first try against Harlequins and being named as the club’s player of the month in January 2016.

As part of his loan deal, Mama returned to Bristol for the end of the 2015/16 campaign and helped the West Country side gain promotion to the Aviva Premiership.

Back at Sixways, the all-action back row was in fine form during the 2016/17 season as he became a regular in Warriors’ Premiership starting line-up.

And Mama who has made 28 appearances for the club said he was determined to fight for his place in Worcester's side again.

“I’ve really enjoyed the last three seasons at Sixways and I’m over the moon to be extending my time here," Mama said.

“I’ve made some lifelong friends and I believe this club can progress and push its way up the Premiership table.

“It’s been frustrating being out this season with injury, but I’m determined more so than ever to get back out on the field and fight for my place in the team.”