Chris Pennell has become a stand-out performer at Sixways and took his game to a whole new level following the arrival of Director of Rugby Dean Ryan.
Supremely talented and a versatile back, Pennell is a product of the Warriors Academy and burst onto the scene in 2007 when he made his Premiership debut against Bath Rugby.
A former Warriors captain, Pennell was named vice-captain by Ryan in 2013 and went on to play every minute of every Aviva Premiership game during the Director of Rugby’s first season in charge.
Pennell’s outstanding form during the 2013/14 campaign was rewarded with an Aviva Premiership Player-of-the-Season nomination and a call-up to the England squad ahead of the 2014 summer tour to New Zealand.
He made his England debut coming off the bench against the All Blacks at Eden Park and impressed for England later in the tour, both assisting and scoring a try in the win over the Crusaders.
Pennell, who has also represented England at Under 19 level, became a Warriors centurion against Harlequins in April 2013 and signed a new three-year contract later that year to remain at Sixways until at least June 2017.
Worcester born-and-bred, Pennell was Head of School at Old Swinford Hospital and is the son of England cricket legend Graham Dilley.
|DOB||26th Apr 1987|
|Height||1.83 m (6' 0")|
|Weight||97 kg (15 st 3 lb)|
|Position||Full Back / Wing|
|Honours||England (1 caps)|
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