6 Jun 2019

Clubb extends Wigan deal

Tony Clubb signs new Wigan Warriors deal

Wigan Warriors prop forward Tony Clubb has signed a contract extension to remain at the DW Stadium until 2021.

Clubb, whose current deal was due to expire at the end of the 2019 season, has signed a two-year deal to remain with the Cherry and Whites. 

The 31-year old England international, who joined Wigan in 2014 from London Broncos, has become a key player for the Warriors and this season was included in the squad’s leadership group alongside captain Sean O’Loughlin and senior players Liam Farrell and Thomas Leuluai.

“Tony is a key member of our group and has the highest respect from his peers in the squad,” said Executive Director Kris Radlinksi.

“He is one of our leaders and on and off the field, sets standards for others to follow and he remains one of the competition’s fiercest and toughest front-rowers. We’re happy to see him extend his stay with Wigan Warriors.”

On signing his new-deal, Clubb said: “It was a no brainer and I’m really excited to stay with Wigan for another two years. After being here for five years, I’d like to call it my home. Me and my family have decided we are going to stay here in Wigan after I’ve finished rugby, as it is a great place to raise our kids. 

“Hopefully, over the next few years we can win more trophies and I’ve been lucky that for the five years I’ve been here we’ve played in six finals. It’s a special place for me and I’m extremely happy to continue my career at Wigan.”

Oliver Partington, Morgan Smithies and Jack Wells have all agreed new deals with the club as well

20-year old prop forward Partington and 18-year old Smithies have signed four-year deals, with 21-year old back rower Wells signing a fresh two-year deal after a prolonged spell on the sidelines due to injury.

Executive Director Kris Radlinski, said: “Developing our own stars of the future is of the upmost importance to Wigan Warriors. We have a proud history of developing the game’s finest players, and in Oliver, Morgan and Jack we are of the firm belief that these three youngsters have a bright future at the heart of Wigan Warriors sides for years to come. 

“There’s still plenty of hard-work to come for all three of these players, and we’re confident that they are in the best environment to realise their potential.”

“Both Oliver and Morgan have broken into the first team and made an impact this season, which is extremely encouraging considering how young they both are. 

“In Jack, we have an extremely talented player in our ranks. We have supported him through a difficult period of injuries and rewarded him for his commitment and hard-work to battle back from injury with a new deal.”