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Rugby Wigan Warriors' Michael McIlorum signs two-year contract extension

Wigan Warriors have announced that Michael McIlorum has signed a two-year contract extension, which will keep him at the club until 2019.

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Wigan Warriors' Michael McIlorum signs two-year contract extension

(Omni Sports)

Michael McIlorum has signed a two-year extension to his current deal at Wigan Warriors, keeping him at the DW Stadium until 2019.

The Warriors' academy graduate has made 208 appearances since his debut back in 2007, and was forced to miss last year's Grand Final against fierce rivals St Helens with a fractured eye socket sustained in the previous round.

"Having signed a new deal last year, I wasn't really expecting this but I am flattered that the club rate me so highly," the England international hooker said.

"I didn't hesitate to sign this new deal. Having been at Wigan for 10 years, the place now feels like home.

"Like the rest of the team, I'm focused on finishing the season well and getting back to Old Trafford starting with a huge game this Friday against Leeds [Rhinos]."

"The mark of a player is what his fellow professionals say about him and Micky is held in the highest regard here at Wigan and amongst the rest of Super League," coach Shaun Wane added.

"He is consistently one of our best performers week in, week out and the fans love him here. One of the toughest players I have ever seen play the game, he doesn't get the plaudits he deserves at times.

"On current form, he has to be a contender for the Man of Steel Award."

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