Warrington forward signs extension

Warrington Wolves forward Mike Cooper has signed a new two-year contract extension, keeping him at the club until 2022.

Cooper is currently in his testimonial year with the Wolves, and recently had his match with a pre-season friendly against Salford Red Devils.

The-31-year-old came through the academy at Warrington before moving to Australia with St George-Illawarra Dragons.

He spent three years down under before returning to Warrington for the 2017 season. He has also won two Challenge Cup titles.

Mike Cooper has spent all-but three years of his career at Warrington. Credit: News Images

Reacting to the news, Cooper said: “I am delighted to have agreed my new contract. As a local player having grown up with the club, it means that bit more to me every time I pull on our colours.

“It is an honour to be celebrating my testimonial this year too as Warrington Wolves has been a big part of my life from day one, and the support of the fans has been invaluable.

“I am still enjoying my Rugby League and it means a lot to me to be part of such a family orientated club. I can’t wait to be a part of the Wire family for another two years, and I still feel I have a lot to offer on and off the field out in the community.”

Head Coach Steve Price added: “It’s good to be able to extend the contract of another of our core senior players. I’ve had a good working relationship with Mike for a long time now.

“He has been one of our form forwards for the last couple of seasons. You know what you get from Mike each week; he has been really consistent in his performances and I’m ecstatic for him to re-sign at the club he loves.

“Being a local junior he loves the town and everyone involved. I can see him still evolving in his game too and push back into representative honours.”

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