Daryl Clark signs bumper deal with Warrington

Drew Darbyshire

Warrington hooker Daryl Clark has committed his long-term future to the Wolves, signing a new contract until the end of 2023. 

The 26-year-old made his debut for the Wolves in 2015 and has gone on to make 134 appearances in the primrose and blue.

Clark, who won the Man of Steel award in 2014, has recently been named in England’s Elite Performance Squad. He has earned eight caps for his country to date.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “I see Daryl playing a pivotal part in our club for many years to come.

“He’s an important cog in our wheel. I love everything about him and how he plays; he’s tenacious and has got some really good attacking attributes.

“As a club we are excited to have Daz signed up for that length of contract. To have secured a player of his calibre until 2023 is a massive coup for the club, Super League and the game in England. I think it’s important we keep our top English players in the Super League.

“I know there a lot of clubs on the other side of the world, knocking on the door looking to cherry-pick our best talent, so it’s good that these English boys want to stay here and keep building the Super League competition. Daryl loves the boys and the club and is happy to extend his stay.”

Clark added: “I’m really happy to have my future sorted.

“I think this club is striving to be the best; you just have to look at the signings made over the last couple of years to see that.

“I feel that the club and team are going places and I am happy to be a part of that for years to come. We are building something special here.

“The signings we are making prove we are trying to push for that silverware and compete at the top. It would be nice if I could be part of that first team to win the Grand Final and I’ve fallen short in the Challenge Cup a few times too so it would be nice to get one over the next few years.”