JORDAN CRANE is the latest Bristol Bears player to commit his future to the Premiership club.

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 a new one-year deal.

Bristol head coach Pat Lam said: “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.

“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 said: “I’m delighted to be committing my future to Bristol. The club is in fantastic shape and I’m really enjoying my rugby.

“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.”

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