Pat Richards signs new two-year Wigan Warriors contract
Reigning Man of Steel Pat Richards has signed a new two-year contract with Super League champions Wigan.
The 29-year-old Australian, who joined Wigan from Wests Tigers in 2006, had been linked with a move to rugby union side Sale or a return to the NRL.
Instead, the goal-kicking winger will stay at the DW Stadium for the 2012 and 2013 seasons.
"I am pleased that my immediate future has now been sorted and I am thrilled to be staying with Wigan," he said.
"My family and I have thoroughly enjoyed our time in the UK, which we now call home, and with the Wigan club.
"2010 was a magnificent year for me, both individually and for the club, and I am hoping to play a major part in bringing more success to our magnificent fans over the next couple of years."
Richards was a key figure in Wigan's success last season, scoring 32 tries and kicking 167 goals as they won both the League Leaders' Shield for topping Super League and the Grand Final.