Transfer News: England international signs new deal - Ruck

Transfer News: England international signs new deal

Jordan Crane is the latest Bristol Bears player to commit his future to the club after agreeing a new one-year deal.

The 32-year-old number eight, who joined the club from Leicester Tigers in the summer of 2016 after 10 years at Welford Road, has signed an extension to remain at Ashton Gate until 2020.

“Jordan [Crane] brings a winning attitude to everything he does. He’s won Premiership titles and is a natural leader. That experience and knowledge has been vital for our team over the past two seasons,” said head coach Pat Lam.

“Jordan’s influence on the people around him has helped to drive our game forward and he will continue to contribute to our vision through the remainder of this season and beyond. I’m delighted to continue working with him.”

Crane has made 56 appearances for the club, captaining Bristol to the 2018 GKIPA Championship title, and has played a key role in the top-flight campaign so far, starting all four of Bristol’s Gallagher Premiership wins so far this season. 

“I’m delighted to be committing my future to Bristol. The club is in fantastic shape and I’m really enjoying my rugby,” said the former England international.

“My family and I love living in the city and it was an easy decision to make. Everybody in the squad is working hard, day in, day out, to keep pushing Bristol forward and I firmly believe that everything is in place for the Bears to enjoy long-term success.”