WORCESTER Warriors' centre Oli Morris has signed his first senior contract with the club.

Morris has been one of the stand-out performers of the 2020/21 season so far and supporters are rightly beginning to get incredibly excited by the young centre, who has scored two tries in his last two Premiership games.

He stood out in the pre-season fixture with Northampton Saints back in November and has since been rewarded with starts in the midfield and with Ollie Lawrence away on international duty, Morris is now one of the first names on the teamsheet.

The 21-year old is currently a member of the Three Pears Warriors Academy having arrived at Sixways from Saracens’ academy during the summer of 2019.

Despite not being the biggest man on the pitch, he has proven himself to be one of the most ferocious defending centres in the league and has shown many a moment of brilliance with ball in hand.

“We are really pleased that Oli has committed his future to the club,” said Warriors Head Coach Jonathan Thomas.

“When we came in as coaches we spoke about it being a clean slate and giving everyone an opportunity.

“To be honest, we didn’t know too much about Oli then but he has been a bit of silent assassin for us in the sense that he goes about his business in a quiet, unassuming way. But he’s an extremely physical player and he punches well above his weight.

“When you have a player of the quality of Ollie Lawrence away with England you need other players to step up and Oli has done that and he has been starting in that position for the last few weeks.

“We are really pleased with Oli’s development. He is a Warrior in the true sense of the word in the way he plays the game. We are really excited about what the future holds for him.”

Having been a huge hit so far, Morris is looking forward to continuing his development when he graduates to the senior squad during the summer.

“It’s good to see where the club is going. It looks like there will be a real upward movement and I’m really excited to be part of that,” he said.

“I am really enjoying my rugby at the moment and hopefully I can continue to be involved as much as I can.”