Gareth Hock re-signs

Wigan today announced that Gareth Hock, their young back row forward has extended his contract until the end of the 2005 season.

Wigan Chairman Maurice Lindsay said,

"We are delighted that Gareth is continuing his career at Wigan. He is only 20 years of age and is already making a name for himself. We believe however, that he is still in the stage of development and if he continues to improve, we believe that he will be a top class international forward for many years to come."

Lindsay added,

"Gareth is part of a nucleus of young players at Wigan and we want them all to mature together to provide the next great Wigan side. We are well advanced with negotiations with all our young players and hope to announce further signings in the near future. We want to keep the current side together although, we also want to strengthen the side and are always watching the world market to take advantage of any opportunity to sign world class players."

Gareth Hock commented,

"I came through the scholarship scheme at Wigan, I was born in Wigan and I want to be a top player for the club. I am part of a young team who share the same ambition."