Briers CommitsWolves captain Lee Briers has signed a two year extension to his contract which was due to end in November 2005, keeping him at the club until the end of 2007.At 26, the Wolves captain is already on his way to becoming a Warrington legend. His career pointĂs tally of 1495 is sixth on the all time club scorers list and he is closing in on Derek Whitehead in fifth; Briers also holds the club record for points scored in a match with 40 against York in 2000. Has a world-class kicking game with tremendous distance and accuracy from deep; Briers has matured into a first-rate organising stand-off who frees his three-quarters through holes with the weight and timing of his balls. Only 19 when the Wolves paid ˙65000 to take him from St Helens in 1997 as a replacement for Iestyn Harris, Briers was an instant success winning Super League Young Player of the Year and making a man of the match winning debut for Great Britain U19 against France at Elland Road. Made his international debut in 1998 for Wales and was the outstanding Welsh player in their 2000 World Cup campaign including a memorable display against the Kangaroos in the semi-final. Made his full GB debut against France in Agen, 2001. Was appointed Warrington captain after the retirement of Matt Rodwell in 2002, Briers has suffered with injury over the past two years but when on the field continues to be a match-winning stand-off.Club Captain Lee Briers commented, "I am delighted to be staying at Warrington Wolves for another two seasons, I have made a commitment to the club to push for the Top Six and that is what I intend to do."Head Coach Paul Cullen, "Lee Briers is an integral part of our long term strategy."
24, Mar, 2005