Leigh sign Kiwi international Goodwin

Bryson Goodwin Leigh

Leigh Centurions have signed New Zealand international centre Bryson Goodwin for the 2018 season.

The 31-year-old will join from South Sydney Rabbitohs having spent five years in Redfearn, where he was part of the team that became Premiers in 2014.

Having also played in the NRL for Cronulla and Canterbury, Goodwin will provide great experience and versatility for the Centruions.

He has also scored eight tries and 13 goals in 10 appearances for New Zealand.

“The club is on the way up and I look forward to being part of their journey,” Goodwin said,¬†after signings a two-year-deal at the Leigh Sports Village.

“I have a close friend already playing with the club, Mitch Brown, and he only has positive things to say about the club.”

Leigh head coach Neil Jukes was delighted to have landed a long-term target.

“I have followed Bryson’s career over past years and he has been one of the most consistent performers for his team.

“He has shown that again this year and as he can play full-back, centre or wing he also has great versatility.

“When I spoke to Bryson over the phone I could immediately tell that he has the appetite to achieve things over here and he is a good fit for us, just as we are for him.”