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Warrington agree Westwood extension

20th November 2018, 18:51 by Aidan Perkins

Ben Westwood has penned a new one-year deal with Warrington Wolves to keep him at the club for the 2019 Betfred Super League season.

The second rower, who is already the oldest player in Super League at 37, has agreed an extension that means he will continue turning out for the Wire for at least another season.

Westwood, who has made 436 appearances for the club, scoring 128 tries, says he is looking forward to next term and even though he knows he's well into the veteran stage, he hopes his experience can be utilised again.

"I'm very much looking forward to another season at Warrington," Westwood said. "I really enjoyed last year.

"It's the pre-season training that's going to be the first test but I still feel I can get through it. I will get my head down and keep training hard so I'm ready for any competition that comes my way.

"I'm still aiming to play as many games as I can going into next year. I've been here a long time and experience counts for everything so hopefully I can pass some of that on to the younger guys and play a part in them stepping up."

Warrington head coach Steve Price is pleased Westwood has signed new terms and says he remains a key part of the squad.

Price said: "I was really pleased with how Ben went about his business this year. He nailed his pre-season and that was reflected in his performances throughout the year.

"We kept in regular dialogue and I'd deliver on my word if he kept playing good football and his body was holding up.

"I look forward to seeing Ben in 2019. His pre-season's important again and we will then get into the swing of things after Christmas.

"He's been a terrific role model. He's a first-class guy to coach; I love everything about him and what he stands for. He is the ultimate warrior."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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