MIKE Cooper has signed a new two-year deal with Warrington Wolves, the club have confirmed.

The Warrington-born prop, who is currently in his Testimonial year with the club, will now remain at The Halliwell Jones Stadium until November 2022.

Cooper has been one of The Wire's most consistent players since Steve Price's arrival and is a mainstay in the pack alongside co-captain Chris Hill.

His performances have caught the eye of new England head coach Shaun Wane, who named the 31-year-old among the Super League-based players foremost in his thoughts for the season-ending Ashes series against Australia.

That is despite Cooper having gained the last of his eight England caps back in 2016.

“I am delighted to have agreed my new contract," Cooper said.

"As a local player having grown up with the club, it means that bit more to me every time I pull on our colours.

"It is an honour to be celebrating my testimonial this year too as Warrington Wolves has been a big part of my life from day one, and the support of the fans has been invaluable.

“I am still enjoying my rugby league and it means a lot to me to be part of such a family orientated club.

"I can’t wait to be a part of the Wire family for another two years, and I still feel I have a lot to offer on and off the field out in the community.”

The former Latchford Albion junior has made 226 appearances across two spells for The Wire, either side of a three-year stint in the NRL with St George Illawarra Dragons.

Head coach Steve Price, who brought Cooper to Australia in 2014 during his tenure in charge of the Dragons, says he can still see the prop adding more to his game over the next two years.

“It’s good to be able to extend the contract of another of our core senior players," he said.

"I’ve had a good working relationship with Mike for a long time now. He has been one of our form forwards for the last couple of seasons.

"You know what you get from Mike each week – he has been really consistent in his performances and I’m ecstatic for him to re-sign at the club he loves.

"Being a local junior, he loves the town and everyone involved.

"I can see him still evolving in his game too and push back into representative honours.”