Mike Cooper extends Warrington stay

Drew Darbyshire

Warrington prop Mike Cooper has signed a new two-year deal with his hometown club.

The 31-year-old came through the club’s academy and has gone on to play 226 times for the Wolves.

Cooper, who has earned eight England caps, played 69 games for St George Illawarra Dragons during a three-year stint in the NRL between 2014-16.

He said: “As a local player having grown up with the club, it means that bit more to me every time I pull on our colours.

“It is an honour to be celebrating my testimonial this year too as Warrington Wolves has been a big part of my life from day one, and the support of the fans has been invaluable.

“I am still enjoying my rugby league and it means a lot to me to be part of such a family orientated club.

“I can’t wait to be a part of the Wire family for another two years, and I still feel I have a lot to offer on and off the field out in the community.”

Warrington coach Steve Price added: “I’ve had a good working relationship with Mike for a long time now.

“He has been one of our form forwards for the last couple of seasons. You know what you get from Mike each week; he has been really consistent in his performances and I’m ecstatic for him to re-sign at the club he loves.

“Being a local junior he loves the town and everyone involved, I can see him still evolving in his game too and push back into representative honours.”

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