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Jonny Arr dedicates testimonial season to Restart Rugby

June 9th, 2017

Warriors centurion Jonny Arr will be given a testimonial season during the 2017/18 campaign after a decade at Sixways.

The scrum-half, who made his first-team debut against London Irish in December 2007, will begin his testimonial season with a Lions Brunch at Sixways on Saturday 1 July.
A host of Warriors stars will be in attendance and the brunch will include pre and post-match analysis of the Lions’ second Test against New Zealand, a question and answer session and the opportunity to mingle with first-team players.

The Club will host a number of events to honour Arr throughout the campaign, with full details being announced in due course.

The testimonial events will also be used to raise funds for the Warriors Community Foundation and Restart Rugby.

To book your place at the Lions Brunch please visit www.jonnyarr.co.uk.

Arr said: “I am humbled to have been given the opportunity to have a testimonial season at my hometown club.

“I have been involved with Warriors since I started playing rugby at the age of seven and have been fortunate enough to have made a career in the game at a Club which means an awful lot to me.

“The fans have got behind me since day one and I am hugely grateful for their support over the years.

“I am immensely excited about my testimonial season and hopefully it will be one to remember both on and off-the-pitch.”

Warriors Head Coach Carl Hogg said: “Jonny epitomises the core values of this great game of rugby. His level of passion and commitment to the game, his teammates and the club is exceptional.

“He has been an outstanding character and player for the Club for over a decade. In the modern era of professional rugby, this is in itself remarkable.

“He is a true Warrior in every sense of the word, we are delighted to be able to recognise his contribution to the sport and the club with a testimonial season.

“I’m sure Jonny’s testimonial events will prove to be a huge success over the coming season and Warriors fans will support these functions as they have support this talented and popular player throughout the last ten years.”

Arr has become a key figure at Sixways and, with 188 first-team appearances to his name, he has played more matches for his hometown club than any other current player.

A former Royal Grammar School student in Worcester, the 28-year-old has played 99 Premiership games and was instrumental during Warriors’ Championship promotion campaigns in 2010/11 and 2014/2015.

He was part of the England Under 20s side which won the Six Nations Grand Slam in 2008 and has picked up the Club’s Young Player of the Year award, Most Improved Player of the Year award and Player of the Year award during his time at Sixways.