Warrington Wolves’ Toby King has signed a new four-year deal with the club.
The 24-year-old has since gone on to score 41 tries in 111 appearances in the primrose and blue, including nine in nine so far in 2021, and was named in the Super League Dream Team for the first time last season following a stellar campaign.
The centre is a part of Shaun Wane’s latest England squad and the club fought off interest from numerous Super League and NRL clubs to secure his re-signing.
Speaking on the announcement, King said: “I’m delighted to be part of the club for the next four years.
“Hopefully I can continue to improve in the years ahead at Warrington and focus on achieving silverware this season and then building on the back of it. I still feel like I’ve got a lot more to give, I’m still young and have got time on my side.
“The fans at Warrington were a massive part of the decision to stay. Having them back in the stadiums now has made me realise even more so how special they are and I’m excited to get even more back in going forward.
“To quote one of my favourite quotes: Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift – that’s why they call it the present!”
Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price said: “It’s fantastic news for our club to re-sign a player that’s come through our Academy system for another four years.
“The interest from other Super League and NRL clubs speaks volumes of the special player Toby has developed into and the performances he’s been delivering.
“He’s a terrific guy to coach, in red-hot form and there’s still plenty more to come from Toby in the years ahead.”
Warrington Wolves CEO Karl Fitzpatrick added: “I’m delighted that we have secured the services of Toby for the next four years.
“He was outstanding last year and he’s carried that excellent form into 2021, therefore, I’m not surprised he received a lot of interest and attention from our Super League rivals and from overseas.
“Having come through our system it makes it extra special that he has committed his long-term future to the club. At only 24 his best years are still ahead of him and I’m delighted those years will be with Warrington Wolves.”