FORMER Saddleworth Rangers prospect Eribe Doro has been handed a contract at Super League side Warrington Wolves for the next three years, writes Gary Carter.
The ex-Bluecoat School pupil has developed in the Wire scholarship programme before moving to their academy.
Now the 17-year-old has the chance to push for a first-team place after signing a new deal until November 2021.
Doro, who has played for England U16s after only taking up rugby league at the age of 13, has made 13 appearances this season crossing for four tries.
And Warrington’s head coach Steve Price is already tipping him for big things.
He said: “I’ve been really pleased with how Eribe’s come through our academy this year.
“He’s only 17 years of age and he’s been training a few days a week with the big boys in our first-team squad.
“He’s a guy who is willing to learn and I can see him playing a big part in our future over the years to come.
“He’s got a lot of improvement in his game and learning to do in terms of playing in the middle.
“But I am confident that we can fast-track his progress to have him become a quality player for Warrington Wolves.”
Doro enjoyed a meteoric rise after taking up rugby league at Greenfield based Rangers.
As a youngster, he played football, cricket and basketball but says it was only after he went to secondary school that he got the chance to play rugby.
He explained: “I played a school game and one of my mates suggested joining Saddleworth Rangers, and that is how it began.”