Currie had interest from “all parts of world”

Warrington Wolves coach Tony Smith has revealed that Ben Currie is attracting interest from “all parts of the world”, which makes the decision to tie him down long-term an even better move.

The Wolves announced yesterday that Currie had signed a new four-year contract with the club until the end of 2019 after an impressive 2015 campaign.

And Smith said it’s great for the club to secure a young British talent as opposed to letting him join an NRL club, and says that Currie was a player in demand.

“That’s a really big coup, because there’s a lot of interest in him from all parts of the world at the moment,” Smith told the Warrington Guardian.

“For him to commit with us shows his intent and the club’s intent as well. We’ve seen for the last few years big recruitment drives in the UK for British kids.

“We’ve seen British talent going to Australia. We try to take care of our own and make sure they’re well looked after so they want to stay.”