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Bowen extends Warriors stay

Wigan Warriors have been boosted by the news experienced full-back Matty Bowen has extended his stay throughout the 2015 Super League season.

The experienced Australian joined Wigan from North Queensland Cowboys before the start of the campaign on a one-year deal and he has made a positive impact.

Bowen was the star of the show on Saturday in the Warriors' impressive 37-16 triumph over in-form Catalan Dragons, scoring with two tries in Perpignan.

Wigan have now moved to retain Bowen's services in 2015 by handing the 32-year-old a 12-month extension, news that has delighted head coach Shaun Wane.

Bowen has 13 tries in 17 appearances for the Super League giants and Wane is pleased the full-back will be around longer to mentor the likes of Ryan Hampshire and Lewis Tierney.

"I am so pleased that Matty has decided to stay with us for another season,\" Wane told the club's official website. \"His desire to win, great professionalism and his attitude off the field fit perfectly with the Wigan Warriors culture.

\"Ryan Hampshire and Lewis Tierney will have another season learning with the best, which is great for us as a club and our desire to continually win competitions.\"

Bowen added: "I am very happy to stay for another year, my family's enjoying it over here we love the town. The club have a great coach in 'Waney' and great bunch of boys, I couldn't be happier.\"