Hill commits to Wolves

Chris Hill has been a key performer for Warrington since joining from Leigh

Chris Hill has been a key performer for Warrington since joining from Leigh

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Warrington's England prop Chris Hill has signed a new contract that will keep him in Super League until the end of 2019.

The 26-year-old front rower, who says he fielded interest from the NRL, has not looked back since he made the step up to the top flight from the Championship with Leigh two and a half years ago.

Hill has made 85 appearances, including back-to-back Grand Finals, and has missed just two Super League matches in the last two seasons.

Warrington head coach Tony Smith said: "Chris is a fantastic asset for Warrington Wolves. Since joining the club he has progressed to be one of the best British players in the game. His willingness and hunger to improve is first class.

"If there has been a better performer in Super League on a consistent basis I've yet to see them. Not only is Chris a great player, but he is a quality young man and a great role model for our young players.

"Due to Chris' performances at both club and international level It comes as no surprise that there was interest from the NRL. To secure Chris for a further five and a half years is not only a coup for Warrington Wolves but a real boost for Super League."

Hill admitted he was tempted to join his England team-mates Sam and George Burgess, James Graham and Sam Tomkins in the NRL.

"It was a tough decision for me and my family with the temptation of the NRL but the decision is right for us and I'm fully committed to the Wolves," he said.

"I love it here at the club. With Tony staying on and Richard Agar coming in next year - who coached me at Under-18s with England - I'm looking forward to many more years here.

"There's a great bunch of talented players and we're adding to it well too with the recent signing of Ashton Sims."

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