Mike Cooper targeting silverware with new club Wigan

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England international Mike Cooper will leave his hometown club Warrington to take up a one-year deal with Wigan at the end of the season.

The 33-year-old prop will join the Warriors on an initial one-year deal, with a further one-year option.

Cooper has made 235 appearances for the Wolves across two spells. Between 2014-16, Cooper played 69 games for St George Illawarra Dragons in the NRL.

On signing for the Warriors, Cooper said: “To be offered the opportunity to join Wigan is a huge honour for me.

“Once I’d spoke to Matty (Peet) I knew straight away this was the right move. I have plenty left in the tank and I will join this great club with a huge drive to be successful and win trophies.

“First of all, I want to earn the respect of all players, staff and supporters. I’ll do everything I can to add to the fantastic culture that runs throughout the club.”

Mike Cooper on leaving hometown club Warrington

Cooper said: “I really have lived my dream since making my debut all those years ago.

“I have met some incredible people and friends for life. I thank everyone who’s been a part of my time at the club since I first joined as an 11-year-old.

“The club is in my family, it’s in my blood. Hopefully I have earned every supporter and staff member’s respect during my time here, that’s all I ever wanted.

“The main thank you I would like to say is to our supporters who have stuck with us and me throughout and for that I’m forever grateful. Hopefully I’ve done you all proud.”

Cooper has won eight caps for England to date and will be hoping to play in the World Cup at the end of the year. He was also named in the Super League Dream Team in 2020.

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