Joe Philbin commits long-term future to hometown club Warrington

Warrington forward Joe Philbin has signed a new contract that will keep him at his hometown club until at least the end of 2024.

The 26-year-old front or back-rower has been with the Wolves since the age of 15, having come through the club’s scholarship and academy systems, and has made 136 senior appearances so far.

Philbin played for Ireland and England Knights before going on the Great Britain tour in 2019 and is included in England head coach Shaun Wane’s elite squad preparing for the 2021 World Cup.

Warrington coach Steve Price said: “I’m delighted that Joe has signed a new long-term deal with his hometown club.

“He’s a very popular member of our playing squad and is held in high regard by all of his team-mates and coaches. He is continually growing as a player and as a leader within our football team.

“He’s one of our own, a local junior who came through our system who loves the club. For him to commit his long-term future to Warrington is great for our town.”

Philbin said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to sign a new contract with the club.

“Every single game in which I run out at the HJ I never take for granted. It makes it that little bit more special that I’ve been brought up in this town to now sign a long-term deal with the club.

“I still see myself as one of the younger lads but I’m getting older now at 26 and want to develop more into a leader around the boys.

“We’ve got a really exciting crop of young players coming through and it’s one of my jobs now to lead them into becoming better players.”

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