Mannering extends his Warriors contract by 3 years

Vodafone Warriors ironman Simon Mannering has signed a new three-year contract to stay at the club until the end of the 2012 NRL season.

Still only 22, the ultra-consistent Napier-born, Nelson-raised back rower was off-contract at the end of this year.

He had been the target of intense interest from a raft of NRL and English Super League clubs while rugby union was also lining up.

But today Vodafone Warriors chief executive Wayne Scurrah confirmed the 1.90m, 104kg World Cup-winning Kiwi - the club