Warrington Wolves boss Daryl Powell’s rebuild continues as Josh Thewlis handed long-term deal

Warrington Wolves have been inundated with transfer and retention news in recent weeks with head coach Daryl Powell wanting to rebuild his squad for 2023.

An incredible number of signings are expected to be made, with nine or ten looking to join the Cheshire club ahead of the 2023 season.

However, there has been a major focus on keeping hold of young stars with Connor Wrench signing up on a new deal in the past few weeks, whilst Josh Thewlis has now signed a new long-term deal until the end of 2026.

The 20-year-old has made 30 appearances for the Wire since making his debut in 2019, scoring 11 tries.

The youngster has had his most prolific season to date so far with six tries including his first professional hat-trick against Huddersfield Giants in Round 10.

Thewlis is one of the club’s brightest young talents having progressed through Warrington’s Scholarship and Academy systems.

The young full-back now commits his future to the club for the next four-and-a-half seasons at least.

After penning a new deal, Thewlis said: “I’m buzzing to be staying here.

“I love everything about the club and the town. It’s a hard-working town and the fans are brilliant.

“I really enjoy playing under Powelly [Daryl Powell]. I’ve really learnt a lot from him and the other coaches. It’s all the fine details and I think that’s shown on the pitch and I’m a lot more comfortable.

“I’m ready to go again now and make a big impact.”

Warrington Wolves Head Coach Daryl Powell added: “I’d seen Josh playing most of his rugby as a winger when I came in. What he’s done this year is come in at full-back and shown that he’s got a real bright future in the game.

“There’s some things he needs to continue to work on but the three things he has got in abundance are attitude, commitment and toughness.

“He’s got many qualities and is going to develop into an outstanding player for this club. He’s one of many young players we’ve got here with big futures.”

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