Leuluai commits to Wigan

Wigan scrum half Thomas Leuluai has signed a new three year deal keeping at the club until the end of 2012.

Leuluai, who joined the Warriors from Harlequins at the end of 2006, was out of contract at the end of this season.

He said: “I am pleased that the deal has been sorted. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time so far with Wigan and was always looking to stay at the Club. I hope I can play my part in bringing some success to the Warriors both this season and in the next few years to come.”

The Kiwi scrum half has made 78 appearances in the cherry and white, scoring 26 tries. He won the World Cup with New Zealand in the Autumn and will be hoping to win more honours at the JJB Stadium.

Head Coach Brian Noble commented: “This is a fabulous re-signing for us, he is an exciting player and I am delighted he has commited his future to us. I think he feels that success is now not too far away.”

Chairman Ian Lenagan said: “I am thrilled that Thomas has put pen to paper on a new contract with Wigan Warriors which will keep him at the Club for the foreseeable future. He is a quality proven player at both Club and International level. Thomas has the versatility to play at both scrum half and hooker and he will play an important role as we continue to look to build for the future.”

Leuluai moved to England in 2004 after playing 21 games in the NRL for New Zealand Warriors. His father, James, scored two tries for Hull in the 1985 Challenge Cup Final against Wigan.

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