Warrington Wolves are delighted to announce that prop Chris Hill and back-row Ben Currie have agreed extended and upgraded contracts.
Hill, 29, has agreed terms to keep him at the club for the next five years until November 2021. He joined the Wolves from Championship side Leigh Centurions in 2012 making his debut in February of that year earning heritage number 1099. He has made 168 appearances in the primrose and blue to date including 36 in 2016.
These appearances include the Challenge Cup Finals of 2012 and 2016 as well as three Grand Finals in 2012, 2013 and 2016; walking out the team as captain in this season’s fixtures.
This season also saw him named in the Super League Dream Team, following on from previous appearances of 2012 and 2014.
With two appearances in the current Four Nations internationals he has now totalled 18 caps for England to date.
Head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith said: “Chris continues to give 100% in everything he does both on and off the field. He is an extremely valuable member of the team who is highly sought after both here and in the NRL. Since 2012 he has developed into the first-class international player. To have him commit to our club for such an extended time is a real coup for both us and the Super League competition. I look forward to continuing to work with him for many years to come.”
Hill added: “It seems like I’ve been here a lifetime already. It’s fantastic to have extended my contract. There’s no better place to be than here at the moment; everything about it from the backroom staff and Karl Fitzpatrick now as chief executive to Smithy and Simon, the owner. My family love it too so there was no reason why I shouldn’t be stopping and hopefully this extension takes me up to my testimonial. There’s a lot more still to do as well, still silverware to be won, starting with the World Club Series as we’ve not had a win in that yet – narrowly missing out to St George Illawarra Dragons – and we want to prove that we are up there with the best in the world, up against Brisbane. Since day one in 2012 I’ve been made to feel like part of the family.”
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