Wolves hand trio new deals
England internationals commit their futures to league leaders
Last Updated: 09/06/11 9:43am
Bridge: Will now remain at the Halliwell Jones until the end of the 2015 season
Warrington have handed contracts extensions to England duo Garreth Carvell and Chris Bridge, while David Solomona will also now remain with the club for a further season.
Prop Carvell, who joined from Hull, has penned a two-year deal that will keep him at the Halliwell Jones Stadium until November 2013.
Bridge has signed on for a further three years on top of his existing contract, meaning he is now tied to Warrington until the end of the 2015 campaign.
"This contract extension gives Chris (Bridge) a bit of security knowing he's a Wolves player now for a number of years."
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Both players have been in excellent form this season for the Super League leaders and were named in England coach Steve McNamara's 17-man squad for the clash with the Exiles on Friday, which is live on Sky Sports.
"Garreth has been in terrific form which has been recognised in his call-up to the England squad," said Wolves coach Tony Smith on Carvell.
"He's worked hard for that but I think he's working hard for Warrington first and foremost, and understands that by playing well for Warrington there are other benefits like representing your country.
"He's known as an attacking playing but his defence has been in great form for a number of weeks now which is an area he's worked really hard on."
On Bridge, Smith commented on Warrington's official website: "This contract extension gives Chris a bit of security knowing he's a Wolves player now for a number of years.
"He has really matured as a player and a person, and has become a father.
"He's also one of the elite players within the England set-up and is a high quality centre. He has versatility and is a player that I thoroughly enjoy coaching and am delighted that he's staying."
Meanwhile, Smith is also delighted that experienced second-rower Solomona, a former New Zealand international, is staying put for 2012.
"We're very happy that David has extended for another year," he added.
"He is one of those very unique players who can do things in a game that not many other people can do and we feel, and he feels, he can do another year. I believe he can do a great job for us and am delighted for him to stay as he plays a big role for us on and off the field."