"It's a real testament to the way he's been playing for us.
"He trains every day at a really top level and he's shown without doubt he can play in the Premiership in either that wide right area or a central area.
"His attitude is fantastic.
"He hates losing and he's a real winner and I think it's well and truly justified for all the efforts he's put in.
"His fitness is exceptional and he puts high performance levels week in and week out."