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Warrington tie down three promising youngsters on long-term deals

Last Updated: 07/11/12 7:01pm

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Tony Smith: Delighted to retain three promising players for Warrington

Tony Smith: Delighted to retain three promising players for Warrington

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Warrington have confirmed the signings of three up-and-coming players on long-term deals.

Teenage second row forward Ben Currie has agreed terms on a five-year contract after impressing in his five Super League appearances for the Wolves last season.

Currie, who is in the England Academy squad on their tour of Australia, is now tied to the club until the end of 2017, while fellow back rower James Laithwaite has signed a three-year deal.

The 21-year-old made his Super League debut last season while on loan with Hull KR.

Centre James Saltonstall, 19, has agreed a four-year contract, and coach Tony Smith is predicting a bright future for the promising trio.

"I'm really excited for all three players," he said. "James has already experienced Super League on loan at Hull KR and Ben's also had a taste of first grade with us. I expect that James won't be too far behind with the rate he's progressing.

"We're really excited about them not only because of their potential but also their attitude. They're exciting young players and I've got no doubt that they will go on to be favourites at Warrington in the near future."

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