BEN Westwood will be a Warrington Wolves player for at least one more season.

The club have confirmed the iconic forward has signed a new one-year contract for the 2019 campaign – his 18th in a Warrington shirt.

Since signing for the club back in 2002, Westwood has gone on to make 436 Wire appearances and has played in five Challenge Cup Finals and three Super League Grand Finals for the club.

It was widely thought 2018 would be the 37-year-old’s final year as a player, but his impressive form for Steve Price’s men has convinced him to put thoughts of retirement on hold.

Price himself hailed Westwood as “a first-class guy” but called upon him to reach the same levels in pre-season as he did last year.

“He’s been a terrific role model. He’s a first-class guy to coach,” he said.

“I love everything about him and what he stands for. He is the ultimate warrior.

“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.”