WARRINGTON Wolves’ Joe Philbin is “over the moon” after agreeing a contract extension which will keep him at his hometown club until at least November 2024.
The 26-year-old is a product of the club’s Scholarship and Academy system and has been with the Wolves since the age of 15.
Philbin made his first-team debut back in June 2014 and has since gone on to make 136 appearances in the primrose and blue.
The prop has represented Great Britain, England Knights and Ireland on the international stage and was named in England head coach Shaun Wane’s most recent playing group.
Speaking about his new deal Philbin said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to sign a new contract with the Club.
“Every single game in which I run out at the HJ I never take for granted. It makes it that little bit more special that I’ve been brought up in this town to now sign a long-term deal with the Club.
“I still see myself as one of the younger lads but I’m getting older now at 26 and want to develop more into a leader around the boys. We’ve got a really exciting crop of young players coming through and it’s one of my jobs now to lead them into becoming better players.
“I want to continue bringing the best version of myself into training each day, to keep improving myself and I know that if I do that and everyone has that mindset we’ll be successful.”
Warrington Wolves head coach Steve Price added: “I’m delighted that Joe has signed a new long-term deal with his hometown club.
“He’s a very popular member of our playing squad and is held in high regard by all of his team-mates and coaches. He is continually growing as a player and as a leader within our football team.
“He’s one of our own, a local junior who came through our system who loves the Club. For him to commit his long-term future to Warrington is great for our town.
“There’s still plenty more to come from Joe and I’m looking forward to seeing his continued development in the years to come.”
Delighted to have my future sorted! Looking forward to the next 4 years 🐺 https://t.co/UT674SiHHn
— Joe Philbin (@philbss) January 24, 2021