Exclusive: Ex-Leigh Centurions and Huddersfield Giants man Nathan Peats on Super League return

Ex-Leigh Centurions and Huddersfield Giants hooker Nathan Peats has lifted the lid on his future.

Peats signed for the Leigh Centurions in 2021 in a bid to help the Lancashire club avoid relegation, but exited midway through the year to join Huddersfield Giants.

The hooker became an integral part of Ian Watson’s side and helped turn around the West Yorkshire club’s fortunes towards the back end of the season.

A permanent deal wasn’t forthcoming, however, and Peats was left to try and manoeuvre a move elsewhere.

Since then, the hooker has been in France playing with Albi in the Elite One Championship and revealed to Serious About Rugby League that it is unlikely that he will ever return to the UK Super League.

“We’re (his family) enjoying our time here, good change up with lifestyle and the language,” Peats said.

“I think I might head home back to Australia for the rest of the year or season and see what options are available for 2023.

“If nothing comes then that’s ok. I’ll just retire.”

Peats did reveal the one side where he enjoyed his rugby most.

“I had a lot of fun at Huddersfield and we won some games too which was fun, I was disappointed I couldn’t stay there.

“But as you know in the Super League, a lot of the time it comes down to what passport you have not the quality of player you are.”

The Australian had previously revealed to Serious About Rugby League that him and the Salford Red Devils were unable to come to an appropriate deal for both parties.

“Salford were the ones that approached me twice and the deal didn’t come through because they were unwilling to spend,” Peats said.

“They were the ones calling me while I was in Greece on holidays six weeks ago.”

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