Jason Clark signing a new deal at Warrington was one of the worst kept secrets in Super League, but he says he never entertained going anywhere else.
Clark, 32, will enter his fourth season with the Wolves in 2022 as one of the senior members of new coach Daryl Powell’s squad.
He told the club’s official website: “It’s everything for me. To make it four years is pretty exciting. Originally I only came over on a two-year contract.
“Warrington was always going to be home for me over here. I had no desire to go anywhere else, my family and I love it here.”
While Warrington have had their issues with overseas players and homesickness over the past decade, Clark seems very much settled in Cheshire.
The former South Sydney loose forward had some time out through injury in 2021, but has made 65 appearances for the club.
All of those have so far come under Steve Price, though his departure at the end of the season saw the arrival of Powell and a new approach.
He has also helped new recruit Billy Magoulias settle following his arrival from Down Under.
Clark added: “I’m one of the older ones here now, so it’s been really good for the new staff to make it enjoyable every day. Every time we come out, everyone’s got a buzz about them.
“I was doing my best (with Billy), though he did pretty well himself! I was picking him up for a week or two and then he managed to get himself a car and now his partner’s here.
“He’s settling in really well.”
The festive period
The Wolves are set to play two pre-season friendlies before kicking off the new Super League season, live on Channel 4, against Leeds on February 12.
One of those will be against Wigan for Stefan Ratchford’s testimonial on January 29.
Before then, Clark and the rest of the squad will get to enjoy the Christmas period and the continuation of pre-season training.
He said: “My family and I love Christmas here. It’s a different feel to Australia, from 30 degree heat to almost minus now.”