Mike Cooper extends stay at Warrington

Warrington prop Mike Cooper has signed a contract extension with the Wolves until the end of the 2020 season.

The 29-year-old is in his second spell with the club after spending three years with St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL.

He made his Warrington debut in 2006 and has gone on to make 172 appearances.

And the England international is delighted to extend his stay at his hometown club.

Cooper said: “I’m really happy to be staying. At this stage in my career I’m not looking to go anywhere else.

“I’ve been coached by Pricey before at St George and I’m enjoying working with him again. I’m enjoying my role within the club and the way the team is bonding with what Pricey (Steve Price), Hendo (Andrew Henderson) and Briersy (Lee Briers) have brought in. It’s a really positive place and somewhere you want to be playing at, and I have no doubt we will be winning trophies here in the future.

“We’ve never had as tight a group of players as we have now. The positivity around the camp is brilliant. We’ve created a tough steel behind the club and are going about everything in the right way.

“It’s always your dream as a kid to play for this town. I was a fan before I signed, I am still a fan now and always will be. For me, the longer I can play here at Warrington, the better.”

Warrington coach Steve Price is glad to see Cooper sign a new deal.

He said: “Mike’s still got a lot of good years ahead of him.

“The players love playing with him so it was an easy one. I was the one who got Mike over to Australia. I know what he’s about. He’s been first class.

“He drives good standards at training and he’s been one of our most consistent performers this season to date.”

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