Warrington have been boosted by the news that England international Chris Hill has signed a new and improved five-year contract with the Super League club.
The 25-year-old former Leigh Centurions forward joined ahead of the 2012 season and has enjoyed two successful campaigns under head coach Tony Smith.
Hill, who is now tied to the club until November 2018, featured in Wolves' 2012 triumph in the Challenge Cup final while he also played a part in the club's defeats in the last two Grand Finals to Leeds and Wigan respectively.
"It's a great club to be a part of, up there fighting for trophies," Hill told the club's official website. "It's a great all-round club to be involved in.
"I'm glad to have secured my deal and to be playing for the Wolves for the next five years. It's down to the players I've played with and a great coach.
"The disappointment of how the last two years ended means we will be fighting once again next year to make it one step further in both competitions."
Dream come true
Hill is currently on international duty with England for the Rugby League World Cup and is loving the experience of representing his country in a major tournament.
"It was a dream come true to line up against Australia last weekend despite the loss and hopefully I can get selected again this week against Ireland."
Smith sees Hill as long-term cog in Warrington's forward machine, stating the no-nonsense forward has taken to Super League like a duck to water after previously plying his trade in the lower leagues.
"We are delighted that Chris has committed himself to the club for the next five years. He has been a recent success story in making the transition from the Championship into the Super League and now with England on the International scene," said Smith.
"We look to maintain a stable squad each year to keep building and striving to get better and better; Chris is one of a number of players who we have secured on a long-term deal and we are proud to be a club to which players are keen to commit.
"We once again look forward to seeing Chris making an impact in the side for the foreseeable future."