England international Chris Hill extends career with new contract

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Prop forward Chris Hill will play on through until the end of 2025 after signing a new two-year extension with Huddersfield.

The England international joined the club from Warrington ahead of 2022 on a two-year deal, and has gone on to make 29 appearances for the Giants.

He joins fellow forward Matty English in securing their futures at the John Smith’s Stadium beyond the current campaign.

The new deal will see Hill play beyond his 37th birthday, with already 266 Super League career appearances to his name. 

The ex-Leigh prop won Challenge Cups in 2012 and 2018 with Warrington, as well as the League Leaders’ Shield in 2016. He also helped lead Huddersfield to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium last season, before being forced from the field in the Challenge Cup final through injury.

Chris Hill on new deal

“I’m buzzing. I’ve come here at the later end of my career and it’s given me a real boost,” Hill said.

“I want to repay that bit of faith back to Ken, the board and Watto, so now I am delighted to stay here and of course see my career out here.”

Hill represented England at last year’s World Cup on home soil under Shaun Wane, featuring in every game, including the semi-final heartbreak against Samoa at the Emirates Stadium.

He has won a total of 34 caps for England to date, and also represented Great Britain in 2019. 

The prop began his career at Leigh, making his Super League debut in 2005 before joining Warrington for 2012. 

Huddersfield managing director Richard Thewlis added: “The agreement with Chris was always one based on honesty and trust and when he said he wants to stay here and achieve his goals of medals in the claret and gold then that’s an easy one for us to buy into and agree as a club.

“Ian will talk I m sure about his undoubted abilities as a player and one who was a stand out in the World Cup but of equal importance are the standards he sets as a professional prop forward day in day out who is still at the top of his game.

“We have a number of younger players in and around Chris and he sets a great example as a leader and one who is rightly looked up to in our group as a man to be followed.

“There are reasons that Chris has and continues to have the career he does which set a great example for all to follow. This, in short, is excellent news for our clubs short, medium and long term aspirations.”

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