England international Ben Te’o has committed his future to Worcester Warriors.
There were reports linking Te’o with a possible move away from the Aviva Premiership side, but Te’o has rubbished these by reiterating his commitment to the Warriors.
Te’o has established himself as a key figure in the England squad and featured in each of their Six Nations matches.
And he hopes to combine England duties with his club commitments to Worcester after a stop-start season interrupted by two concussions.
“It’s been a little bit disjointed but I want to finish the season strongly,” Te’o told BBC Hereford & Worcester. “I am definitely here for next season. I am flying the Worcester flag.
“I know guys like Tom Wood, Dylan Hartley and Matt Mullan were at Worcester previously. Unfortunately, they felt the need to leave. But, fingers crossed, it’s not going to be the case in the future.
“I haven’t even thought about it. If there are people out there thinking that (he is leaving), that’s not the case.”
The news will come as a huge boost for Worcester and their interim director of rugby Gary Gold who admitted he is in the market for a new fly-half for the Warriors with Morne Steyn linked.
“He [Steyn] would be one of the players we would look at,” Gold said. “We are in the market for a world-class 10 and he would certainly be somebody we would look at.
“My understanding is he is under contract. It’s a position we haven’t denied we are looking at.”
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