Retaining your club’s best players is crucial moving forward and in that category for the Warrington Wolves is international forward Chris Hill, who has signed a new deal to stay with the Wolves until the 2018 season.
Hill, who joined the Wolves in 2012 from the Leigh Centurions, has started his Warrington career with a bang, impressing fans and staff alike, as well as being named in the Super League Dream Team and gaining international honours.
Currently on tour with the England side at the Rugby League World Cup, Hill is excited to be staying on board with the Wolves.
“It’s a great club to be a part of, up there fighting for trophies. It’s a great all-round club to be involved in,” said Hill.
“I’m glad to have secured my deal and to be playing for the Wolves for the next five years. It’s down to the players I’ve played with and a great coach.
“The disappointment of how the last two years ended means we will be fighting once again next year to make it one step further in both competitions.”
When it comes to representing England, Hill also sees that as a massive bonus and an honour he cherishes.
“It’s every player’s dream to be involved in big games like these (RLWC),” said Hill.
“It was a dream come true to line up against Australia last weekend despite the loss and hopefully I can get selected again this week against Ireland.”
The club are equally excited to retain a player of Hill’s calibre, with Head of Coaching and Rugby, Tony Smith, looking forward to seeing Hill continue to impress.
“We are delighted that Chris has committed himself to the club for the next five years,” said Smith.
“He has been a recent success story in making the transition from the Championship into the Super League and now with England on the International scene.
We look to maintain a stable squad each year to keep building and striving to get better and better; Chris is one of a number of players who we have secured on a long-term deal and we are proud to be a club to which players are keen to commit.
We once again look forward to seeing Chris making an impact in the side for the foreseeable future.”