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Hill commits to Warrington

Warrington Wolves prop Chris Hill has committed his long-term future to the Super League club by signing a new and improved five-and-a-half year contract.

The England international signed fresh terms last October, but has been rewarded again and is now tied to the Halliwell Jones Stadium club until the end of the 2019 season.

Hill has been a revelation since leaving Leigh Centurions for the Wolves in 2012, culminating in a call-up to Steve McNamara's World Cup squad for last year's tournament where England reached the semi-finals.

The 26-year-old is the club's top tackler with 514, metre-maker with 2208 and 289 carries this season. He has made 85 appearances for the Wolves, scoring 11 tries in the process.

"I am delighted to have signed again at Warrington. It was a tough decision for me and my family with the temptation of the NRL but the decision is right for us and I'm fully committed to the Wolves," Hill told the club's official website.

"I love it here at the club. With Tony staying on and Richard Agar coming in next year - who coached me at Under 18s with England - I'm looking forward to my many more years here.

"There's a great bunch of talented players and we're adding to it well too with the recent signing of Ashton Sims."

Head of coaching and rugby Tony Smith added: \"Chris is a fantastic asset for Warrington Wolves. Since joining the club he has progressed to be one of the best British players in the game. His willingness and hunger to improve is first class.

\"If there has been a better performer in Super League on a consistent basis I've yet to see them. Not only is Chris a great player, but he is a quality young man and a great role model for our young players.

\"Due to Chris's performances at both club and international level It comes as no surprise that there was interest from the NRL. To secure Chris for a further five-and-a-half years is not only a coup for Warrington Wolves but a real boost for Super League.\"