Warrington Wolves are turning up the heat on their Rugby League opposition by training as firefighters.
Stars from the Super League club, which is nine games unbeaten, spent the day with Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service.
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Warrington's England prop Chris Hill has signed a new contract that will keep him in Super League until the end of 2019.
The 26-year-old front rower, who says he fielded interest from the NRL, has not looked back since he made the step up to Super League from the Championship with Leigh two and a half years ago.
Hill has made 85 appearances, including back-to-back Grand Finals, and has missed just two Super League matches in the last two seasons.
Warrington head coach Tony Smith said: "Chris is a fantastic asset for Warrington Wolves. Since joining the club he has progressed to be one of the best British players in the game. His willingness and hunger to improve is first class.
"If there has been a better performer in Super League on a consistent basis I've yet to see them. Not only is Chris a great player, but he is a quality young man and a great role model for our young players.
"Due to Chris' performances at both club and international level It comes as no surprise that there was interest from the NRL. To secure Chris for a further five and a half years is not only a coup for Warrington Wolves but a real boost for Super League."
Hill admitted he was tempted to join his England team-mates Sam and George Burgess, James Graham and Sam Tomkins in the NRL.
"It was a tough decision for me and my family with the temptation of the NRL but the decision is right for us and I'm fully committed to the Wolves," he said.
"I love it here at the club. With Tony staying on and Richard Agar coming in next year - who coached me at Under-18s with England - I'm looking forward to my many more years here.
"There's a great bunch of talented players and we're adding to it well too with the recent signing of Ashton Sims."
Warrington's Ben Westwood has been banned for three games after being found guilty of a dangerous throw during his side's win over Wakefield.
The Wolves joint-captain will now miss the Super League matches with Leeds and Hull KR as well as a Challenge Cup quarter final with Bradford.
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A Warrington Wolves fan says she will not stop getting tattoos of players' autographs until her body is covered.
Season ticket holder Amanda Atkin, 40, has a collection of 42 tattoos.
The only two she is missing are loan players Kevin Penny and Chris Riley, but she hopes to get them soon.
She told the Warrington Guardian:
“I suggested I was just going to get my favourite player Richie Myler on my back but then my husband said why not get the whole team so that’s what I’ve done.
The design on her back took two-and-half hours to complete after neat copies of each players’ autograph had been collected for what Amanda said was a painless experience.
Tonight's Super League clash between Warrington and Wigan has a bit of added spice.
Wigan believe their rivals helped to plot their downfall in the World Club Challenge.
The Warriors were beaten by the Sydney Roosters in Australia last month, just weeks after Warrington had been down under on a pre-season trip.
The Wolves held a series of training sessions with the Aussie champions.
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