Liam Farrell commits long-term future to hometown club Wigan

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England World Cup hopeful Liam Farrell has signed a new deal with Wigan which will see him remain with his hometown club until at least the end of 2025.

The 31-year-old forward, who was out of contract at the end of the season, has put pen to paper on a new three-year deal with the Warriors.

Farrell has scored 126 tries in 312 appearances for the Warriors. He has won the World Club Challenge, four Super League Grand Finals, three Challenge Cups and three League Leaders’ Shields.

Farrell said: “It was an easy decision. I approached the club and said I’d like to stay.

“It was a pretty easy process. I am very happy to be here for another three years. It’s looking like it’s going to keep me as a one-club man which I’m very happy about.

“To have had the career I’ve had so far and hopefully some bright years ahead of us as well, I’m very pleased.

“I have fond memories of playing in finals and Cup finals. I’d like to think there’s quite a few to come as well with the healthy young talent and experience we’ve got.

“I wouldn’t wish for anything than being here. Being a little lad and coming in the stands with my mum and dad when I was eight or nine, going on to be a ball boy and playing in the academy, I’m probably a typical Wigan lad who wanted to play for Wigan and have been very fortunate enough to do that.

“I came in just at the right time. I was around the fringes in 2009 and Madge (Michael Maguire) liked what he saw of me; and he put me in. To go on and play in the Grand Final in 2010 was unbelievable and there’s been so much success off that back of it and I feel very privileged.”

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Farrell has won 10 caps for England since making his international debut at the 2013 World Cup.

Wigan coach Matt Peet said: “Liam is enjoying another outstanding season. His consistent levels of performance are down to his relentless dedication and excellence in his preparation.

“He is an important leader for the club which is a role he takes great pride in.”

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