WARRIORS' academy product Beck Cutting has signed an extension to his contract as the club look to help him on his way to potential international honours.

The 22-year-old is currently in his final year of a Sport and Social Sciences degree at Bath University and has now extended his stay in Worcester after signing his first full contract with the club last summer having graduated from the Three Pears Academy.

Since then Cutting has made 14 first team appearances, most recently off the bench against Leicester Tigers on Saturday. He also scored his first try for the club against Wasps at the Ricoh Arena in August.

Having represented England in the World Rugby Under-20s Championship in France in 2018, Warriors coaching staff, including director of rugby Alan Solomons and head coach Jonathan Thomas, believe he has the potential to emulate the likes of Ted Hill and Ollie Lawrence in gain England recognition at senior level.

“Beck has been able to get some meaningful game time in the past few months and has showed that he has the ability to become an integral part of the team in the years ahead," said Solomons.

“He is a quality hooker who, I firmly believe, will one day play for England. He’s a terrific team man and we all look forward to continuing working with him.”

Head coach Thomas insists that the club are determined to produce more internationals and is excited by the potential Cutting is showing.

“We’ve invested in bringing through home-grown players and developing English internationals,” Thomas said.

“Beck is someone who we believe has a bright future ahead of him and has real potential. We look forward to seeing him develop in a Warriors jersey.”

Cutting, in turn, is looking forward to continuing to work with the new coaching team at Sixways and playing in a squad that includes a dozen more Academy graduates.

“The ambitions of the club are very exciting, especially with the new coaching team and the vision they have,” Cutting said.

“I’m looking forward to playing more rugby with the boys I’ve grown up with and I’m very excited about the times ahead.”