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Star Super League forward signs new deal after only eight appearances for new club

Warrington Wolves have announced that both George Williams and Paul Vaughan have signed extended deals at the club.

Vaughan’s decision is surprising given he has only just joined the club.

Both players have been instrumental in the club’s red-hot start to the season which has seen the Wire win all eight games in the Betfred Super League so far.

Williams has signed a new long-term deal until November 2026 which will take his time at the club to five-and-a-half years.

The half-back has made 39 appearances so far, scoring 14 tries. He currently leads the competition for try assists and carries and is the joint leader along with Vaughan for metres made on 1,566.

He is also top of the Man of Steel leaderboard after the opening eight rounds.

Australia prop Vaughan has made a huge impact since arriving at the club and has extended his stay with the Wire until at least November 2025.

The front-rower is a metre machine having made 1,566 thus far – 722 of which are post-contact. He has also crossed for three tries in the opening rounds.

He has quickly become a fans favourite winning back-to-back Player of the Month club awards for February and March.

Both were highly sought after by numerous NRL clubs and their extensions are a big scoop for not only the club but Super League.

George Williams said: “I’m really happy to nail my future down. We’ve got a great group here and I’m excited for what’s to come.

“How we’ve started the year has been unbelievable and there’s a lot more behind that – the environment and culture we’ve all created. It’s enjoyable to come to work everyday, everyone’s got a smile on their face and I’m happy that I’m staying.

“As a half-back you’re probably hitting your prime years at my age or maybe even a bit older when your experience and understanding of the game is better. Hopefully my best years are ahead of me, we can keep winning and doing my bit for the team.”

Paul Vaughan said: “It’s a really good feeling. It was a big move for my family coming over but we’re really happy and settled and it’s exciting to be able to extend my stay.

“The club’s been really good to us and made that transition pretty easy. We’re loving it and it’s really exciting.

“I’ve said to a few people that I probably haven’t enjoyed my footy as much as I have for a very long time. I’ve got a smile on my face, the boys are playing well and it’s nice to be rolling off the back of that.

“I feel like we’re building something special and to be part of that for a little bit longer is also very exciting.”

Head Coach Daryl Powell added: “George [Williams] has been outstanding as a player and leader since I have been at the club.

“I think this re-signing is a significant one for not only our club but the game in this country. He is an international player in his prime who I think will continue to get better and be a driving force both at the Wolves and on the international stage.”

“Paul [Vaughan] has started his career in the British game like a house on fire. His personality off the field and his impact on it have both been high quality and I am delighted he has agreed to extend his stay with us.”

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