Briers extends Wolves stay

Playmaker adds an extra year to contract

Last Updated: 15/03/11 9:32pm

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Stalwart: Briers has been with Warrington since 1997

Stalwart: Briers has been with Warrington since 1997

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Veteran stand-off Lee Briers has signed a 12-month contract extension that commits him to Warrington Wolves until the end of the 2012 season.

Briers, 32, is the Wolves' longest-serving player, having made 346 appearances since joining the club from St Helens in 1997, but has produced some of his best rugby over the last two seasons.

He achieved a career highlight last year when he won the Lance Todd Trophy as man of the match in Warrington's Challenge Cup final win over Leeds at Wembley and made his international comeback during Wales' successful European Cup campaign.

With 126 tries, 876 goals and 65 of his famous drop goals, the playmaker overtook Brian Bevan and climbed to second in the club's all-time scoring list.

And Briers revealed that he opted to turn down two-year long offers from rival clubs in order to stay with the Wolves.

"It means the world to me to stay here," he told the Warrington Guardian.

"I did have opportunities to go elsewhere in Super League on two-year deals but the thought of leaving doesn't really cross your mind once you know Warrington want to keep you.

"Even a two-year deal couldn't get me away from this club, as staying where I'm happy is the most important thing."

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