Warriors re-sign experienced forward

Jacob Lillyman

He might have been injured for part of this season, but his recent good form has granted him a contract extension – with Warriors forward Jacob Lillyman agreeing to a contract extension, that will see him remain in the Tasman for a further 2 seasons.

Lillyman, 28, is a former Queensland State of Origin representative, and was a key factor in the Warriors charge to the grand final last year, missing just 2 games.

Lillyman, who has been at the Warriors since 2009, will play in his 133rd game this week, and is pleased to have secured his future with the club for a further two seasons.

“I couldn’t be happier knowing I have my future sorted out here until the end of 2014,” said Lillyman.

“It has been the best move of my career coming to the Vodafone Warriors. I owe so many people here for the faith they’ve shown in me and for helping to make me a better player.

“Moving into the front row has been great for me. It’s helped my career and it’s a role I really enjoy.”

Warriors coach Brian McClennan is pleased that the club has re-signed Lillyman, citing his experience in the forwards as crucial.

“It’s brilliant having Jake on our books until the end of 2014,” said Vodafone Warriors head coach Brian McClennan.

“Bull gives us so much quality in the way we start our sets. He’s been great despite coming into the season late and we saw again last Saturday night against the Titans just how important his contribution is. You always ask for consistency and Jake gives it to us in bucket loads.”

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