Wigan executive director Kris Radlinski has hailed the decision by one of the club’s “finest imports” to extend his contract with the club.

Hooker or half-back Thomas Leuluai has agreed new terms that will keep him at the Warriors until the end of the 2020 season.

Radlinski said: “Tommy Leuluai is one of the finest imports we have had here at the Warriors and he is still producing the type of influential performances that we have grown accustomed to in a Cherry and White shirt.

“He has been one of our stand-out performers in the 2019 season and we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be retaining one of the game’s fiercest competitors in our playing squad for another season.

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“When we went through a difficult period at the start of the season, he was the guy who put his hand up every week, playing on through the pain barrier. This never stopped him tackling as hard as he could.

“He is as committed now at the back-end of his career as he was when he was 21-years-old, and has the ultimate respect of every player and staff member and he is an absolute warrior in every sense of the words. I hope 2020 will be memorable for him.”

Head coach Adrian Lam added: “Tommy continues to play an integral part of our squad.

“His leadership, rugby brain and competitive edge have played a crucial role for us this season and I’m delighted that he will be part of our squad for 2020.”