The goal-kicking winger/full back joined Wigan in 2006 after winning an NRL Grand Final winners medal with Wests Tigers. In 2007, Pat took over the kicking duties and became the most prolific points scorer in Super League with 248 points in the regular season.
Speaking about the contract extension Wigan Chairman and Owner, Ian Lenagan, said:
"We are delighted to secure Pat’s services for the next three years. He is a great professional and an outstanding player and we made it one of our key objectives to keep him at the Club. He enjoys playing for Wigan and he and his family have settled down very well in the area."
Head Coach Brian Noble added:
"Pat has been phenomenal for us. His ability to play at full-back or on the wing with equal panache offers us great flexibility and his place kicking is crucial to the team."
Pat Richards was equally pleased to remain with the Warriors:
"Both me and my family have had three fantastic years at Wigan and I am delighted to be staying until at least 2011. The Club is really going places and I would love to add a Super League ring to my NRL medal."