Worcester Warriors winger Melani Nanai has signed a freelance extension with the Premiership membership.
The 26-year-old Samoa-born participant, who joined Warriors from Auckland-based New Zealand Tremendous Rugby aspect Blues in 2019, is now tied to Sixways till 2023.
Nanai have been anticipated to leave out the remainder of the season after having shoulder surgical treatment in February.
However he would possibly now be match to play if the behind schedule season resumes on its provisional go back date of 15 August.
Warriors had been 10th within the Premiership previous to the wreck led to via the coronavirus outbreak.
In addition to the fit-again Nanai, Warriors may also have summer season signings Billy Searle, Joe Batley and Matt Kvesic to be had to play when the season will get going back.
Nanai an ‘X-Issue’ participant
“Melani is rehabbing neatly from his shoulder operation,” mentioned Warriors director of rugby Alan Solomons. “He will have to be excellent to head after we get started enjoying back.
“The previous season has been tricky for him, due now not most effective to having to play back-to-back seasons, but in addition as a result of the harm.
“However Melani oozes ability. He’s an X-Issue participant who established himself as one of the vital main lighting of Tremendous Rugby. I am assured we’re going to see the most efficient of him and that he’s going to develop into a key participant. He is a perfect bloke and an actual group guy.”
“It was once a very simple determination to make,” mentioned the Auckland-educated former Samoa Beneath-20 world. “I have never had as many alternatives as I might like as a result of the harm however I simply wish to end up myself and display what I will be able to do.
“With the coronavirus I have had a large number of break day. That is given me time to heal my shoulder.”