WARRINGTON Wolves’ fullback Stefan Ratchford has extended his contract with the club “I Love” until November 2022.
Now aged 31 the England International signed for the club back in 2012 having previously run out for the Salford Red Devils.
He is a two-time Challenge Cup winner in the primrose and blue; both in his first year and last year with the win over St Helens in 2019. Despite the loss at Wembley in 2018, Ratchford was awarded the man of the match Albert Goldthorpe medal.
Renowned for his goal-kicking ability and being safe under the high ball, he has made over 230 appearances for Warrington to date with 300 goals to his name.
His international career has seen him represent both the England Knights and earning seven full caps with England, including being part of the World Cup side of 2017.
Commenting on his contract extension Ratchford said: “I am delighted to be staying. I love the club, the boys and everything we stand for. The staff and the board have all been great with me over my time so far. Being a Wiganer and signing from Salford, I didn’t know how the fans would take me having come from near rivals, but they have been brilliant with me from day one. Hopefully we can have more success over the next few years, and I look forward to being a part of it.”
Head coach Steve Price added: “It is awesome news for our club to reach an agreement with Stef Ratchford. He is one of the most professional players I have come across in the game. He is so diligent in his preparation on and off the field, and is a wonderful guy to coach. I still see him getting even better. It’s cracking news to have extended his stay until 2022. He’s been a really good sounding board for me and is a strong leader within our team which I expect him to continue to grow.”