Wigan Warriors have confirmed fullback Jai Field has signed a new two-year deal with the club, with an option of a third year.
The new deal means that Field will stay at the DW Stadium up until at least the end of the 2024 season.
Field was ruled out for almost the entirety of the 2021 season, but has begun 2022 in fine form currently sitting atop the Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel leaderboard with 15 points from the opening seven rounds.
On signing a new deal, Field said: “It was an easy decision. The boys, the club, the staff – everything is great and I’m really enjoying my time here.
“Rugby is a funny game. You can be at two ends of the spectrum quickly. Last year we all know what happened but it’s pleasing to have the start I’ve had so far.
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“I had a great pre-season and got my body right and credit has to go to the staff. I’ve hit the ground running and it’s definitely pleasing to have started the season in that way.
“I just want to keep putting my best foot forward for the team first and foremost and keep getting results.”
Wigan Warriors Executive Director, Kris Radlinski, added: “It is clear for everybody to see just what an impact that he has had on Super League this season.
“After suffering a very serious injury at the start of 2021, Jai has worked so hard to recover. He is a player who puts you on the edge of your seat when he gets the ball. His highlight reel after seven rounds is incredible and that is reflected in the Man of Steel scoring chart.
“His contract extension is a major boost for the club and a major boost for Super League.”
Wigan Warriors face Wakefield Trinity in the Betfred Challenge Cup Quarter Finals this Sunday, live on BBC Two from 2:30pm.