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Ashton Sims signs new contract to stay at Warrington Wolves until 2017

Ashton Sims has signed a new contract with the Warrington Wolves. Credit: PA Images

Warrington prop Ashton Sims has signed a new contract that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2017.

The 30-year-old Fiji international joined the Wolves on a two-year-old deal from North Queensland Cowboys 12 months ago and has now been given a 12-month extension.

Warrington coach Tony Smith said:

"He's an inspirational leader and has proved to be an integral part of the team both on and off the field."

"Ashton has shown a real passion for Warrington and it's great that he's focused on this team and our success right though to 2017."

– Tony Smith, Warrington Wolves Head Coach

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One-match ban for Warrington's Sims

Ashton Sims Credit: PA Images

Warrington prop Ashton Sims will lose his ever-present record in Super League XX after being given a one-match ban.

Sims, cited by the Rugby Football League's match-review panel, submitted an early-guilty plea to a grade B charge of punching Wigan stand-off George Williams during his side's 17-6 win over the Warriors last Thursday.

The Fiji international, who has appeared in all 23 matches for the Wolves since joining them from North Queensland Cowboys in the winter, will be one of three players sidelined through suspension when Warrington go to Wakefield on Sunday.

Fellow front rower Anthony England has one game left to serve of a four-match ban for spitting and second rower Ben Currie will complete a two-match ban for pushing a referee.

Hooker Daryl Clark is free to face the Wildcats after admitting a grade A offence of making dangerous contact on Williams in the same incident. He was not suspended but loses his right to an early-guilty plea for 12 months.

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