LOYAL scrum-half Jonny Arr described Worcester Warriors’ dramatic 31-29 win over Saracens as a “fairytale ending” to his 23-year Sixways career.

The homegrown star was given a hero’s welcome when he ran out in front of Warriors’ supporters for the last time before playing his part in the last-gasp triumph.

Arr came off the bench for his 218th and final appearance for Worcester before his departure this summer.

And the 30-year-old helped his side come from 29-21 behind to secure a memorable final-day victory with Duncan Weir landing a penalty at the death.

“It was a fairytale ending,” said Arr who came on with 14 minutes remaining.

“The boys put in one hell of a performance.

“They never gave up and we got there in the end with Duncan’s kick to win the game which was great.

“I wanted to get on as soon as possible.

“But obviously it was down to the coaches. They picked their moment and it worked out alright!

“But this was not just about me.

“For those boys who are staying it was important that we got the win so they could build into next year and for all the other boys who are leaving they have put so much effort in it meant just as much for them as it did for me.”

Arr said it had been a “strange” final week at the club that he joined as a seven-year-old.

But the popular number nine admitted the success over European champions Sarries was one of his stand-out moments in a Warriors shirt.

“It was great to walk out at the start, have that reception from the fans and then great to come on and play my part in a home victory,” Arr said.

“That one will stand out.

“My testimonial game against Gloucester last year is another one.

“Every time I run out at Sixways it is brilliant but to nip over for a try on my testimonial day was really special.

“It has been a strange week and I don’t think this is going to settle in for a while.

“I have been here for so long I am half-expecting to have a bit of time off and then come back in.

“But that’s not going to be the case.

“I will enjoy this win as it’s been amazing and will look forward to the future.”

Since making his debut in 2007 Arr has experienced many highs and lows but was unable to help Warriors finish any higher than 10th in the Gallagher Premiership this season.

Worcester ended up in the bottom three for the 11th time in 13 seasons in the top flight but registered their second highest points tally of 46 this term, just one off their Premiership best.

“Considering how tight the league has been it is a great effort to get that amount of points,” Arr added.

“But ultimately it is still not enough and it will be down to the boys next year to push for more.

“There have been some great performances and great results this year.

“If the boys can become a bit more consistent then I think they will break into that top half of the table.

“We have always had that goal.

“It is not to be again this year but it would be great to look back in a few years and see the Worcester boys up there in the mix at the top.”