Off-contract prop Kaide Ellis has signed a new deal that will see him stay in Super League with Wigan Warriors until at least the end of 2026.
The Australian forward was out of contract at the end of the season, with the club holding an option for a further year.
However, he has now put pen to paper on a new three-year deal that will see him remain at the DW Stadium until at least the end of the 2026 season.
Ellis has made 23 appearances for the Warriors since arriving from NRL side St George Illawarra Dragons ahead of last season, helping Matt Peet’s side win the Challenge Cup last season.
Ellis said: “I’m loving my time at the club, me and my partner have settled in well here.
“I’m grateful that the club has shown faith in me and I can’t wait for what’s ahead over the next few seasons.”
Wigan Warriors coach ‘delighted’ to have Kaide Ellis for three more years
Wigan coach Matt Peet says the club are ‘delighted’ to have secured the services of Ellis for at least the next three seasons.
Peet said: “Kaide is excellent to work with and demands the best from himself on a daily basis.
“After transitioning to life in a new country and a new competition his form this year has been very good and he certainly has more levels in his game.
“We are delighted that he is with us for at least three more seasons.”
The Warriors are ramping up their recruitment and retention as Super League enters the business end of the season.
Wigan have already confirmed the signings of Adam Keighran (Catalans Dragons), Kruise Leeming (Gold Coast Titans), Sam Walters (Leeds Rhinos) and Tiaki Chan (Catalans Dragons) for next season.