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Coventry Rugby’s Adam Peters extends his stay at the Butts Park Arena

Adam Peters in carrying action at Bedford (pic: Nick Meredith)

Back-rower Adam Peters has become the latest player to sign a new Coventry Rugby contract.

And like Rob Knox, George Oram and Tony Fenner, the hard-working 24-year-old forward has committed his future to the Blue-and-Whites on a long-term basis.

This means that Peters, who arrived at the Butts Park Arena last summer from Rotherham Titans, remains with Coventry until at least the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

Peters is a former England U16 who made his initial mark in National League rugby with Loughborough Students where he made 74 appearances over four seasons.

Since then his career has taken in one-year spells at Championship clubs Richmond and Rotherham prior to making the switch to the Butts Park Arena last summer.

During his 15 appearances in blue-and-white, which have been made at either blindside flanker or No.8, Peters has proved himself to be a capable lineout operator while his hard work in both attack and defence have consistently caught the eye.

Adam Peters carries hard against Yorkshire Carnegie (pic: John Coles)

Director of rugby Rowland Winter said:

“Adam has been outstanding this season – in fact he was probably the pick of the forwards between September and Christmas.

“His work-rate, technical ability and calm head have all really impressed and he has exceeded the expectations we had for him.

“As someone who can be 100 per cent relied on, he has become a mainstay of our pack. Signing him for another two years is therefore really big for us, as he is someone we can build around and we believe there is another couple of gears to come from him.”

Adam Peters said:

“I am very pleased to have committed myself to Coventry Rugby for the next two years by signing a new contract.

“It is great to be at a club which has ambitions similar to my own.

“I am looking forward to finishing this season off strongly to give our incredible fans what they deserve, then pushing forwards from there.”

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