Chris Hill has made 295 appearances for the Wolves since joining them from Leigh in 2012 and captained them from 2016 to 2019 but has turned down the offer of a new contract; he will instead join Huddersfield Giants for the 2022 season
By PA Media
Last Updated: 10/09/21 9:17am
Huddersfield have signed Warrington’s long-serving prop forward Chris Hill for 2022 on a two-year deal.
The 33-year-old England international has made 295 appearances for the Wolves since joining them from Leigh in 2012 and captained them from 2016 to 2019 but turned down the offer of a new contract.
The signing is a major coup for the ambitious Giants, who have under-performed in Ian Watson’s first season despite a major influx of players.
Hill, who has made over 30 appearances for England and Great Britain, twice won the Challenge Cup with Warrington, and made the Super League Dream Team on three occasions.
Hill said: “It’s meant everything to represent this club, not just for me but for my family.
“It’s my second home now and always will be. I’ll be looking at the fixtures and trying to get down as much as possible still.
“The fans will be greatly missed and they’ve treated me well over the last 10 years. Hopefully, they give me a good reception whenever I come back.
“All good things come to an end and I’m looking forward to the next challenge with Huddersfield.”
Warrington chairman Stuart Middleton said: “I’d like to thank Chris for his hard work and the commitment he has shown during the past 10 years.
“He hit the ground running after joining as an exciting young forward in 2012 and has grown during his time here, developing in to a top-class prop forward.
“There have been so many fantastic memories and I know how much it meant to him to captain this club for a number of years.
“We wish him all the best at Huddersfield. Hopefully he can end his time here on a high with the business end of the season now upon us.”