Chris Hankinson extends stay at Wigan Warriors

Wigan Warriors have exercised their one-year option to extend Chris Hankinson’s stay at the club.

Thursday, 6th June 2019, 12:59 pm
Updated Thursday, 6th June 2019, 1:59 pm
Chris Hankinson. SWPix

Hankinson, who arrived midway through last season, will stay with the club until the end of next season.

The 25-year-old has shown versatility, slotting in at centre, wing and loose forward during the 2019 campaign.

Warriors, executive Director Kris Radlinski said: “Chris has slotted into our environment extremely well since arriving from Swinton Lions last summer.

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"He is centre by trade but has shown his versatility already this season by playing in a number of positions and having someone of Chris’ ability is extremely important to the wider squad. We’re happy to extend his stay.”

Hankinson said: “It’s a great moment for me in my career. My family are proud and so am I to stay with my hometown club. I’m really happy to extend an extra season and hopefully I can work on top of that and keep pushing forward.

"I’m aiming to put some more performances together to help the team and I’m grateful that I get that chance to do it for another year. I’ve had a good opportunity this year and I’ve taken it with both hands. I’m grateful to the coaches for giving me the game time and I just want to keep learning and stay within that 17-man squad for every game.”