Ashley Beck has described signing a new contract with Worcester Warriors as a "no brainer" following the news he will continue his spell at Sixways.

The 32-year-old former Wales international has become a mainstay in the midfield and racked up his 50th appearance earlier this year.

Evesham Journal: FIFTY: Ashley Beck scoring a try on his 50th appearance for Worcester against Northampton Saints in January.FIFTY: Ashley Beck scoring a try on his 50th appearance for Worcester against Northampton Saints in January.

Beck joined the club from former side Ospreys back in 2018 and has become a favourite amongst supporters.

He and his wife are expecting a second child and Worcester has now become home for his young family, so the decision was not one that took very long to make.

"It’s a really good club, it has a lovely family feel about it, everyone is close off the field so it was a no-brainer to stay here," said Beck.

"We really feel really at home here. My daughter was born up here, we are expecting again and it’s the first house we have had together.

"So, it’s a special place. We have also built some really good friendships and winning the Premiership Rugby Cup shows the direction that the club is going in.

"We have some really exciting youngsters coming through, so it’s a really good place to be.

"To lift a trophy with this group of boys was very special. I have only won one other trophy and that was the Pro-14 ten years ago, so they don’t come by too often.

"My first year here wasn’t the best because of injury but since then I have played around an average of 18 to 20 games a season.

"If you get that run of games you get your mojo back which is what I feel that I have had over the last couple of years."

Beck won seven caps for Wales between 2012 and 2013 and Steve Diamond, Warriors’ soon to be director of rugby, believes that his experience and knowledge will complement the youthful promise in the squad.

"Ash is a student of the game and a top professional,” Diamond said.

"With the young lads pushing through into the starting team it’s important that we get the balance of youth and experience right and Ash gives the squad that stability."