Warrington Wolves have announced that they’ve extended the contract of prop forward James Harrison to the end of the 2025 season.
Having made the jump from the championship and Featherstone Rovers he impressed during his maiden campaign in Primrose and Blue.
✍️ 𝑵𝑬𝑾 𝑫𝑬𝑨𝑳!
We're delighted to announce that James Harrison has signed a contract extension until the end of 2025!
— Warrington Wolves (@WarringtonRLFC) December 6, 2022
The club statement on their website announced the news.
“Warrington Wolves is delighted to announce that James Harrison has signed a contract extension with the club until November 2025.
“Harrison recovered from an ACL injury to feature as an ever present in our second half of the 2022 campaign, making 11 appearances. His dominant performances have seen him awarded the number 8 shirt ahead of the new campaign and a new three-year-deal.
Harrison spoke on the extension: “I’m buzzing to have signed a new deal and there’s no place I’d rather be.
“The way the club looked after me when I was injured was first class. Everything’s perfect for me here and I’m really enjoying it.
“Daryl [Powell] was a big reason for extending my contract. He trusts me, likes the way I play and gets the best out of me.
“It was a shock to get given the number 8 shirt for next season but a proud moment. At the end of the day though it’s just a number and I need to fight for my place each week. The pack is unbelievable this year, full of internationals and experience. Working with these players week-in-week-out will bring out the best of me.”
He’ll be key to coach Daryl Powell’s plans as Powell, also in his second season, looks to improve on last years poor results.
Powell added: “When we signed James I was 100% certain he would be a consistent Super League player.
“After his injury that became a bit tougher for him. However, his efforts for us last year showed how good he is going to be in the future and is why I feel this deal is a great one for the club.
“I’m looking forward to seeing how he grows over the coming years but I am super confident he will be an integral part of our success.”